May 8, 2020

The Union County Reopening Plan was submitted to Governor Kate Brown early this morning as directed through her press conference held yesterday. The submitted plan was an updated version containing the new statewide guidance received through May 7. This afternoon, Union County received feedback from the Governor’s office requesting minor changes to the Plan. These changes have been submitted and the County is again awaiting a response. To reiterate, Union County has not yet received approval for reopening from the Governor’s office, but officials are hopeful approval will be received in order to proceed with Phase 1 of the reopening process.

The plan is available for viewing at:

Union County remains at four confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which three have been classified by Oregon Health Authority as recovered. Wallowa County remains with one confirmed case, who has been classified as recovered. Oregon Health Authority is reporting a total of 3,068 confirmed and presumptive cases, and 124 deaths statewide.

The next update will be provided on Monday, May 11, 2020.