Governor Announces Updates to County Risk Levels; Tillamook County with ZERO Cases, Remains at Lower Risk; Final Week for Oregonians to Get Vaccinated for “Take Your Shot, Oregon” Prizes

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Polk County approved to move down to Lower Risk, Jefferson, Klamath, and Marion approved to move down to Moderate Risk
Final county movements announced this week 
(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown today announced updates to county risk levels under the state’s public health framework to reduce transmission and protect Oregonians from COVID-19.

Here is the complete list of counties and their associated risk levels:

County Risk Categories, Effective June 25 – July 1
Lower Risk (23)
Baker
Benton
Clackamas
Clatsop*
Coos
Curry
Deschutes
Gilliam
Grant
Hood River
Lake
Lane
Lincoln
Morrow
Multnomah
Polk (Moved from High; 65% vaccination goal met)
Sherman
Tillamook
Union
Wallowa
Wasco
Washington
Wheeler
Moderate Risk (7)
Harney
Jackson
Jefferson (Moved from High)
Josephine**
Klamath (Moved from High)
Marion (Moved from High)
Yamhill
High Risk (6)
Columbia
Crook
Douglas
Linn
Malheur
Umatilla

*Clatsop County meets the criteria for High Risk, but is given a caution period at Lower Risk.
**Josephine County meets the criteria for High Risk, but is given a caution period at Moderate Risk.

Polk County has achieved a 65% adult vaccination rate and has been approved to move down to the Lower Risk level, effective immediately. Jefferson, Klamath, and Marion counties have been approved to move down to Moderate Risk, effective Friday, June 25. Effective Friday, June 25, there will be 23 counties at the Lower Risk level, 7 at Moderate Risk, and 6 at the High Risk level.

“Fewer than 45,000 more Oregonians need to receive a first dose to achieve a 70% statewide adult vaccination rate,” said Governor Brown. “Vaccines are the best way for Oregonians to protect themselves, their families, and communities against COVID-19. It’s because so many Oregonians have stepped up to get vaccinated that we will soon be able to lift health and safety restrictions. Get your shot today, and you may just win $1 million through the Take Your Shot, Oregon campaign.”

Final county movement week

When Oregon achieves a first dose 70% statewide vaccination rate for residents 18 or older, Oregon will lift all risk level health and safety restrictions. (Some restrictions based on CDC guidance for use of masks and physical distancing may remain in place.) Because Oregon is close to achieving a 70% vaccination rate in the coming days, no further county risk level movements will be announced after this week.

Final Week for Oregonians to Get Vaccinated for “Take Your Shot, Oregon” Prizes
Drawings for $1 million, $10,000 county prizes, $100,000 scholarships, and more

New prizes added, including travel packages, county prizes

(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown urged Oregonians today to get vaccinated as soon as possible, with less than one week remaining before the first Take Your Shot, Oregon drawing on June 28.

Oregonians 18 and older have the chance to win $1 million or one of 36 $10,000 prizes––with one winner in each county in Oregon. Oregonians age 12 to 17 have a chance to win one of five $100,000 Oregon College Savings Plan scholarships. Oregonians must receive at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine before the draw date to be entered to win.

“Don’t miss your chance to win $1 million––if you have been waiting to get vaccinated, go get it done today,” said Governor Brown. “It’s never been easier to get a vaccine, so don’t miss your shot to enter. Vaccines are the best tool available to protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19. We are so close to hitting a 70% adult vaccination rate statewide, so we can lift health and safety restrictions and return to a sense of normalcy.”

New Prizes Announced

New prizes have been added to the Take Your Shot, Oregon campaign. Four travel packages to destinations around Oregon have also been added courtesy of Travel Oregon. The travel prizes are valued at up to $2,000 and include lodging, accommodations, dining, and activities for two at iconic Oregon travel destinations. In addition, several counties have partnered with the state to add additional prizes for the Take Your Shot, Oregon campaign.

Washington County is adding 10 additional $10,000 prizes, plus five additional $20,000 scholarships. Additional new county prizes include:
Coos County: Ten $10,000 prizes
Curry: Two $10,000 prizes
Gilliam: Ten $10,000 prizes, one $10,000 scholarship
Jefferson: Eight $10,000 prizes, three $10,000 scholarships
Malheur: Ten $2,500 prizes
Morrow: Two $20,000 prize and three $10,000 prizes
Polk: Two $10,000 prizes
Sherman: Twenty $2,700 prizes
Wallowa: One $10,000 prize and two $5,000 scholarships

Take Your Shot, Oregon drawings will begin on June 28, with winners announced in July. All Oregonians who have received a federally-administered vaccine dose, such as a VA health facility, Oregonians vaccinated out-of-state, and those who were vaccinated during a clinical trial can go to takeyourshot.oregon.gov to fill out a simple online form to make sure they are entered to win. People who received vaccines through Tribal vaccination clinics and sites are already entered to win and do not need to sign up individually.