The link provided here will take you to the Guidelines provided by the White House and the Centers for Disease Control for Opening Up America Again. If you watched the Coronavirus Task Force press briefing on April 16, 2020, you may have noticed that the slides that were discussed by Dr. Brix and Dr. Fauci were a bit difficult to read, and only portions of the information were covered. By visiting the official link, you can read the entire guidelines.
Each phase requires states and regions to satisfy “gating criteria.” For instance, to move to Phase One, the state or region is required to have a flattened or downward curve on new confirmed Covid-19 diagnoses for a period of 14 days. To determine the current statistics for Oregon, search for Oregon Covid-19 Stats in your internet browser. This will take you to the daily statistics for Covid-19 cases and deaths in Oregon, shown as a chart. Watch for the red line, current cases, to start flattening or moving downward.
We can do our part to flatten the curve in Oregon by maintaining social distancing, washing our hands, disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, wearing masks and gloves when grocery shopping, and following all of the requirements for your state and county. Remember, we are all in this together, and we are one day closer to the pandemic being over!
We encourage everyone to watch the daily press briefings from the Task Force. Some news sources are covering them in full (recommended), and you can see them on the White House Facebook page from your computer or smart phone. Please do not rely on anything other than the complete daily briefing for your Covid-19 information. To avoid misinformation or lack of information, keep yourself fully informed.