Oregon less than 90K doses away from reopening

The eviction moratorium will end at the end of the month.

Posted: Jun 11, 2021 11:22 AM
Updated: Jun 11, 2021 7:15 PM

SALEM, Ore. -- Oregon is now just over 87,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses away from reopening.

So far, 67.4% of Oregonians 18 and up have already gotten a dose -- that's more than 2.3 million people.

In a press conference Friday, Gov. Kate Brown said this is an encouraging number, but there's still more work to do to make sure all Oregonians are safe from COVID-19.

Brown also said she is hopeful the state will reach its goal very soon. 

"I'm confident that based on the case numbers we're seeing right now we will absolutely meet that mark. Oregonians understand how critically important this is and we've got an array of partners helping us achieve this goal," said Brown.

Specifically, Lane County is now inching towards that goal as fewer people are getting vaccinated. Lane County Public Health spokesman Jason Davis said this decline in vaccinations isn't necessarily a bad thing for the county.

"So the last few months the vaccine looks like a trickle rather than that big barrage we saw a few months ago, but that trickle is just as important. We need each and every person who can get vaccinated in Lane County to do so," said Davis. 

Davis also said LCPH is planning on partnering up with small businesses in Eugene to create more incentives for the community to get vaccinated. 

Brown also announced in her presser that the foreclosure moratorium will be extended to Sept. 30 this year, but she added she was not able to extend the eviction moratorium. That means it will expire on June 30, and renters will have to pay their July rent or face eviction. 

If you would like to get vaccinated in the coming days, vaccine sites are listed on the Lane County Public Health website. Vaccinations will be available at Autzen Stadium until June 18. 

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