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Kate Brown tells Oregon citizens: I wont lift covid restrictions until you get vaccinated     (www.statesmanjournal.com)

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Oregon won’t eliminate its county-based system of COVID-19 restrictions until 70% of the population statewide is vaccinated, Gov. Kate Brown announced Tuesday. Beginning May 21, individual counties can move into the lowest level of restrictions when 65% of their residents are vaccinated, but they must first submit a plan to close vaccine equity gaps. The targets apply to residents age 16 and older who have received at least a first dose. Currently, that rate is 56.6% statewide. It ranges from 30.8% in Lake County to 65.5% in Benton County. “We still have some work to do to reach our 70% goal, but I am confident we can get there in June and return Oregon to a sense of normalcy," Brown said.