• As of August 29, Oregon has a declining positive test rate, with 4.6% positivity of people tested. This means Oregonians’ efforts to use face coverings, physically distance, and avoid gatherings are helping to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Multnomah county was removed from the COVID-19 Watch List on August 28. (“Counties are placed on the Watch List when COVID-19 is spreading quickly and public health officials cannot trace that spread to specific sources”)

  • Governor Kate Brown extends COVID-19 State of Emergency for 60 days. Extending the state of emergency declaration legally allows the Governor’s executive orders regarding COVID-19 safety guidelines to remain in effect.