Linn County moving to Moderate Risk Friday

Starting Friday, Feb. 26, Linn County will move into the Moderate Risk level for COVID.

The change comes after the county’s incidences of new reported COVID cases have dropped precipitously during the most recent two-week period, compared to the previous two weeks.

From Feb. 7 to Feb 20, 117 cases were reported in Linn County, compared to 211 cases reported from Jan. 24 to Feb. 6, though that was enough to drop the county from Extreme Risk to a High Risk designation.

Moderate Risk means indoor dining, recreation and fitness, entertainment, and faith establishments can increase their capacity from 25% to 50%.

Retail stores and indoor and outdoor shopping centers will also be able to increase their occupancy in the new risk category, from 50% to 75%.

Three counties bordering Linn will also move down in risk level following the most recent two-week data period. Lane, Polk and Marion counties will all move down to the high risk level after being in the extreme risk category.

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