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Oregon COVID-19 updates July 7: 218 new cases, 5 more deaths

As COVID-19 continues to impact Oregon and Southwest Washington, get the latest updates here.
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Cases of COVID-19 began popping up in the United States in January. The first case in Oregon was reported on Feb. 28.

We've been posting a daily blog to track the changes in Oregon and Southwest Washington as we get them. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LATEST UPDATES


As of Tuesday afternoon:


10:00 p.m.

  • From the types of symptoms to the average age of people infected, a lot has changed since this pandemic first hit the U.S. Learn more
  • Statewide 'No mask, no service' policy starts in Washington. The new order requires businesses to refuse service to customers who aren't wearing a face covering, with limited exceptions. Learn more
  • An expert on indoor air quality at PSU says some cloth masks just aren't that effective. Here's a look at which ones are. 

4:25 p.m.

  • The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) said most of Oregon’s bars and restaurants followed social distancing guidelines and enforced the statewide mask mandate over the Fourth of July weekend. Some inspectors, however, found several businesses where there was a clear disregard for the rules meant to curb the spread of COVID-19, most notably along the central Oregon coast, southern Oregon and the city of Bend.

1:35 p.m.

  • Health officials on Tuesday reported five more deaths of COVID-19 and 218 new cases in Oregon. The state’s death toll is now 220 people. Learn more

11:30 a.m.

  • Portland’s Pittock Mansion will reopen to the public on Thursday. The historic house museum will offer a one-way tour with new safety guidelines in place. Face masks will be required. Learn more

8:45 a.m.

  • Eight people associated with a youth baseball team that includes students who attend Newberg High School or other nearby schools have tested positive for COVID-19, the Newberg School District confirmed. Learn more

8 a.m.

  • Both Oregon and Washington now have enhanced rules that require businesses to insist customers wear masks, or not serve them. Learn more
  • The Oregon Zoo plans to reopen this week after a nearly four-month closure. The zoo will reopen for members only from July 9-11 and will open to the general public on Sunday, July 12. New safety measures will be in place. Learn more
  • Oregon health officials reported 168 new COVID-19 cases and zero new deaths on Monday. That broke a streak of four consecutive days of over 300 new coronavirus cases in Oregon. Learn more

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus map (updated Monday afternoon)

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus data by age group

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