Jackson, 8 Other Counties, Begin COVID-19 'Pause'
Nine counties in Oregon, including Jackson County, begin a state-directed “two week pause” starting Wednesday. The increased temporary restrictions are meant to slow the rapid spread of COVID-19.
The goal of the “pause” is to reduce human contact in counties where COVID-19 is spreading quickly. It includes counties from Malheur to Umatilla and Clackamas to Jackson.
The Governor’s office is urging people to work from home whenever possible, pausing indoor visits to long-term care facilities, and reducing restaurant capacity to 50 people indoors and encouraging take-out instead.
Most of all, they’re encouraging Oregonians to limit the frequency and size of social gatherings, and cap them at six people. Social gatherings are one of the main drivers of increasing infections.
The “pause” goes for two weeks, until November 25th, the day before Thanksgiving.