No longer ‘extreme’

Lane County will move to the “high risk” category on Friday, Feb. 26, dropping from the “extreme risk” level thanks to improvements in COVID-19 case counts. The result of the new classification could provide local businesses – including restaurants – some relief with limited indoor dining again. 

As of Feb. 23, there were 68,397 total administered doses, with 32,780 first doses and 17,464 people fully vaccinated. There have been 10,106 total cases and 122 deaths in the county.

In city-by-city cases: Springfield, 3,027 (+63 since last . . .

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