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Capitol open for session regardless of COVID-19 considerations
As issues stood on Monday afternoon, a particular session on Sept. 20 could be held within the Capitol in Salem, as have three earlier particular periods and your entire 2021 common session of the legislature.
One main distinction: Barring motion over the following week by legislative leaders, the session could be open to the general public. The Capitol, which is managed by the legislature and its officers, was closed to the general public in March 2020 resulting from considerations over spreading COVID-19 infections. Legislative hearings have been held remotely, however lawmakers got here to the Capitol for the ultimate votes on laws. Masks have been obligatory throughout most periods and social distancing efforts included staggered time on the ground for the 60-memeber Home. Exercise was halted at the very least 4 occasions by reviews of an infection amongst lawmakers and workers. The Capitol reopened in July, when infections have been ebbing, however earlier than the latest rise in circumstances as a result of delta variant.
The zip code that features the capitol has ceaselessly had the very best fee of infections per capita within the state through the pandemic, in keeping with statistics from the Oregon Well being Authority.
In its most up-to-date knowledge launched Monday, OHA mentioned that over the three-day interval from Friday to Sunday, 457 new COVID-19 circumstances emerged in Marion County, which incorporates Salem. That’s the third highest quantity within the state over the interval, surpassed solely by Multnomah County (626 circumstances) and Washington County (493 circumstances).