Our July 4th celebrations may look a little different this year. As of July 1st, face coverings are required state-wide in Oregon and social distancing measures are still in place. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), cloth face coverings may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others. Wearing a cloth face covering will help protect people around you, including those at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and workers who frequently come into close contact with other people (e.g., in stores and restaurants).
Feeling patriotic? Stay home to keep America safe.
But, we can still celebrate! Below are some ideas for this holiday weekend:
Find a Facemask that Makes you Smile
From major retailers to crafty entrepreneurs to local dry cleaners, everyone seems to be making and selling masks. Whether you buy one or make it yourself, there’s no reason not to find and wear a facemask you love. Since they are now required in Oregon statewide (as of July 1st), stock up on a few.
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the CDC recommends people wear cloth face coverings in public settings when around people outside of their household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
- 60+ Retailers Selling (and Donating) Face Masks During the Coronavirus Pandemic
- Where to buy coronavirus face masks, including Portland Trail Blazers, other NBA and sports-themed facial coverings
- How to Make a Facemask (Deaconess)
Key Metrics for COVID Suppression
The newly released “Key Metrics For COVID Suppression” framework provides clear, accessible information on the status of the COVID-19 outbreak across the nation.
The new framework brings clarity to metrics that help communities determine the severity of an outbreak, showing if a county or state is in the green, yellow, orange or red risk level, based on the number of new daily cases.
Upcoming Holiday Office Closures
Our office will be closed Friday July 3rd in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen Monday July 6th at 9am.
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