Business, CORONAVIRUS, Oregon

Executive order issued for statewide ‘freeze’ to combat COVID-19

Face masks. Photo: Chas Hundley

Oregon’s “freeze” period to combat the rising cases of the coronavirus begins tomorrow, Wednesday November 18, and will last through Wednesday, December 2, a period of 15 days unless the order is extended. 

Under Governor Kate Brown’s Executive Order 20-65, released Tuesday afternoon, a number of social gathering restrictions, business closures and restrictions, and other measures will be in place after voluntary measures to restrict the spread of the virus failed. 

"I know Oregonians have made tremendous sacrifices throughout this pandemic and that these new, temporary restrictions may seem daunting," said Brown. "But, we are at a breaking point. If we don't take further action, we risk . . .

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