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Linn County to move up to 'high' COVID risk

Linn County will move into the statewide high-risk COVID-19 category on Friday, according to Gov. Kate Brown and the Oregon Health Authority.

County risk categories are adjusted every two weeks.

Linn County Board Chairman Roger Nyquist said the number of positive COVID-19 cases has increased due to people traveling outside of the immediate area and increased social gatherings.

“We have not found increased cases linked to Linn County businesses or the resumption of in-person classes in area schools,” Nyquist said. “The number of positive cases as a percentage of total number of people...