After a Week-Long Indoor Dining Shutdown, Portland Restaurants Can Reopen Dining Rooms May 7

One week after announcing Multnomah and fourteen other counties would have to ban indoor dining at restaurants and bars, Gov. Kate Brown says that all of the state’s counties can begin serving customers in dining rooms again starting May 7.

Last week, rising case counts, hospitalizations, and deaths forced the state to place 15 counties — including Clackamas and Multnomah — in the state’s “extreme risk” category, which bans indoor dining at bars and restaurants. The state’s COVID-19 risk levels, which dictate what certain businesses and residents in a certain county can do in an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19, are set based on metrics like the

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