The Governor’s office announced Baker County is dropping back to the high risk category beginning Friday, May 7. Baker County went into extreme risk on April 30.
The change came due to a drop in the statewide seven-day average increase for hospitalized COVID-19 positive patients, taking the average below 15 percent. This is one of the metrics used to determine if counties qualify for extreme risk.
Additionally, the Oregon Health Authority announced changes to the maximum capacities for Indoor Recreation/Fitness and Indoor Entertainment Establishments. Maximum occupancies will now be based on a percentage of “standard” occupancy depending on the county risk level. The maximum occupancy for both Indoor Recreation/Fitness and Indoor Entertainment
Establishments is now:
● High Risk: 10% of regular maximum occupancy or 50 people, whichever is larger
● Moderate Risk: 20% of regular maximum occupancy or 100 people, whichever is larger
● Lower Risk: max 50% of regular maximum occupancy
Specific guidance for each risk level is available on the Oregon Health Authority’s website.