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CDC Releases New Masking Guidance; Governor Adopts Same Guidelines for Oregon

LOC, May. 14, 2021

The new guidance released Thursday allows fully vaccinated individuals to no longer need to wear a mask or socially distance in outdoor and most indoor settings.   more

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Governor Kate Brown Sets Vaccination Targets for Oregon to Begin to More Fully Reopen Economy

Governor's Office, May. 11, 2021

Most restrictions to be lifted statewide when 70% of Oregonians 16 and older receive first dose.   more

Bill amendment would block release of some public employee info

League of Oregon Cities

East Oregonian, May. 14, 2021

...not be available under the terms of this amendment.” The amendment was introduced on behalf of the League of Oregon Cities. Its lobbyist, Scott Winkels, said he was surprised at the opposition to the proposal,... more

Grave concerns over cemetery addressed

City Manager

Argus Observer, May. 14, 2021

...during this time the suggestion to open the grounds back up was made through “the cemetery and the city manager’s office.” The public works department responded to the suggestion explained Cablay. “By... more

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