The Governor’s office announced Baker County is going to the lower risk category beginning Thursday, May 27. The county has been in the higher risk category since May 7.
The lower risk category allows eating and drinking establishments to increase occupancy to 50%, where currently in the higher risk category occupancy is limited to 25%. Indoor recreation and fitness establishments and indoor entertainment establishments are allowed to increase to 50% capacity as well.
County Commissioner Mark Bennett said, “We have been advocating with the Governor’s office to get back down to the lower risk category, and I’m so glad our businesses will begin Memorial Day weekend in the lowest risk category available.”
Specific guidance for each risk level is available on the Oregon Health Authority’s website.