Five Oregon counties moved from ‘Extreme’ to ‘High’ risk

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Five Oregon counties will be upgraded from Extreme Risk to High Risk levels, based on the area’s current COVID-19 data. Gov. Kate Brown made the announcement Tuesday. High Risk is the first level in which some businesses, including restaurants, can resume offering indoor services. From Jan. 1 through Jan. 14, there will be 24 counties in the Extreme Risk level, five at High Risk and seven at Lower Risk. Clatsop, Coos, Douglas, Lincoln and Morrow counties were moved to High Risk from Extreme. County risk levels are assessed every two weeks. The next assessment is Jan. 15.