Oregon Governor: Lower Risk Health & Safety Protocols

Salem, OR (STL.News) Governor Kate Brown: “If you haven’t gotten around to getting vaccinated yet, go do so today.  Don’t miss your shot to cheer on the Blazers as they make a run at a championship.”

Governor Kate Brown today announced that the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) will be revising health and safety protocols for businesses in Lower Risk counties to allow for the option of creating vaccinated sections.

The new health and safety protocols were developed in partnership between the Governor’s Office, the Oregon Health Authority, and the Portland Trail Blazers to ensure real-world implementation feasibility for large venues.  Pending the final approval of Multnomah County’s vaccination equity plan, which will move the county into the Lower Risk level, the Trail Blazers will be the first indoor sports venue in Oregon to welcome fans back to vaccinated sections this week.  Physically distanced sections will also be available.

“When fans left the Moda Center last March, it was one of the first signs this pandemic was about to change our lives in ways we hadn’t previously imagined,” said Governor Kate Brown.  “Vaccines are the key to our return to normal life.  It is a testament to the way Oregonians have united to battle this virus and get vaccinated in large numbers that, this week, the Rip City faithful can return to give our Trail Blazers the legendary home court advantage they deserve. 

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