CORONAVIRUS, Government, Oregon

COVID-19 state of emergency extended to March 3, 2021

Face masks. Photo: Chas Hundley

The current extension of Governor Kate Brown's executive order declaring a state of emergency hasn't expired, but Brown went ahead and extended it by 60 days today, the governor announced in a press release.

Originally slated to end on January 2, but expected to be extended before it could expire, the governor's announcement pushes the state of emergency to March 3, 2021.

The first incarnation of the emergency declaration was made on March 8. The extension to March 3 is the fifth extension to the original order.

The declaration is an administrative and legal tool that allows Brown to make and maintain a number of subsequent emergency executive orders, such as those closing bars, shuttering schools . . .

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