Oregon could open at 70% vaccination, but Malheur County isn’t halfway there yet

Sarah Poe, director of the Malheur County Health Department (Enterprise/File)

VALE – Gov. Kate Brown told Oregonians Tuesday that she would ease up on pandemic restrictions county by county if 7 out of 10 people were vaccinated.

That’s a high bar for Malheur County, where currently 3 out of 10 are vaccinated.

Brown said the new standard could mean much of the state fully reopens to normal life by next month. She said restrictions associated with the state’s Covid risk levels would be lifted, with the possible . . .