Multnomah County to submit reopening proposal June 5
Multnomah County will submit its application to enter Phase 1 of reopening on June 5, with the goal to reopen June 12. In order to make sure the County is prepared for the challenges that lie ahead, officials are working to make sure the right public health strategies are in place prior to reopening.
“From the first COVID-19 case in Oregon, I wanted to keep as many people alive as possible,” said Chair Kafoury at a May 27 virtual press conference. “And together, we’ve done that. I wish, more than anything that we could declare victory and move on. But without a vaccine, we can’t.”
Kafoury cautioned that without taking the time to get reopening right, without making sure those most at risk are most protected, the entire community risks falling victim to a future wave of COVID-19. [Read more]