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Week In Assessment: Jan. 18 – 22
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Health facilities and different amenities providing indoor actions had been capable of open Friday in counties thought-about at excessive danger of COVID-19 unfold, for the primary time since November 2020.
These embrace amenities in Marion, Polk and Lane counties.
The state launched detailed guidelines for opening in these counties Friday. Right here’s what you want to know.
What’s included within the new guidelines?
Indoor recreation and health institutions embrace gyms, indoor Okay-12 sports activities, indoor collegiate sports activities, health organizations, indoor leisure sports activities and indoor swimming pools.
Indoor leisure institutions embrace aquariums; indoor theaters, arenas and live performance halls; indoor gardens; indoor museums and different indoor leisure actions.
How many individuals are allowed inside?
Amenities which are 500 sq. toes or bigger can have as much as six purchasers, not together with workers. Amenities with a number of rooms can have six purchasers per room, as much as 24 whole.
That quantity was chosen as a result of it’s the identical because the indoor gathering tips, state well being officers stated at a media briefing Friday.
Institutions smaller than 500 sq. toes can have one shopper and one worker.
Are there different guidelines?
In recreation and health amenities, purchasers are restricted to 45 minutes. Folks from completely different households should keep a minimal of 25 toes of bodily distancing. Consuming and ingesting is prohibited, apart from particular person water bottles.
In indoor leisure amenities, individuals from completely different households should keep a minimal of six toes of bodily distancing. Consuming and ingesting is prohibited.
Each forms of amenities should guarantee everyone seems to be carrying masks, besides when it’s not possible, corresponding to when swimming or having a shower. And workers should observe cleansing protocols.
What about senior facilities with health amenities?
Senior facilities throughout Oregon should stay closed for now.
What counties are impacted by the brand new guidelines?
“Excessive danger” counties change each two weeks. By way of Feb. 11, they’re:
- Hood River