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Coos County gets OK to begin reopening, commissioner says

Commissioner Bob Main shared a letter from Brown on Facebook early Thursday morning.

Posted: May 14, 2020 4:56 AM
Updated: May 14, 2020 6:33 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- After many weeks of being under the stay-at-home order, Coos County will soon begin reopening in phase one of Gov. Kate Brown's plan, according to a Facebook post by commissioner Bob Main.

Main shared a letter from Brown in the early morning hours on Thursday. The shift to phase one will begin May 15.

Coos County was one of many Oregon counties to apply for reopening.

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At 10 a.m. on Thursday, Brown plans to hold a press conference to release which counties have been approved. Stay with KEZI 9 News for the latest.

Under phase one, restaurants and bars can open up for sit-down services with restrictions, and so can barbers and hair salons. Gatherings of up to 25 people will be allowed.

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In their applications, county leaders needed to show how they believe they have met the state's seven prerequisites for phase one. Those requirements include a decline in positive cases, sufficient personal protective equipment, and a testing rate of 30 people per 10,000 every week.

Below is the letter Main said the county received:

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