Effective Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, the Oregon Health Authority has issued new guidance for face coverings.
ALSO: Governor Kate Brown announced on Friday that Lane County has been added to the County Watch List, bringing the total number of counties on the Watch List to five.
Counties are placed on the Watch List when COVID-19 is spreading quickly and public health officials cannot trace that spread to specific sources—creating a potentially dangerous dynamic.
Specific markers of this rapid community spread include when there is a sporadic case rate of 50 or more per 100,000 people in the last two weeks and the county has had more than five sporadic cases in the last two weeks (sporadic cases are those that cannot be traced to a source; they indicate community spread).
Counties remain on the Watch List for a minimum of three weeks and until their sporadic case rates drop below these thresholds.
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