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Oregon won&rsquo;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.
&ldquo;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,&quot; Brown said.