CORONAVIRUS, Government, Oregon

Gov. Brown bans indoor gatherings of 10, mandates face masks outdoors in some cases

Governor Kate Brown during a Monday, July 13 press conference. Screenshot from OHA Youtube stream

OREGON - During a Monday, July 13 morning press conference, Governor Kate Brown outlined Oregon’s situation as it grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, and told reporters and the more than 1,700 people watching a livestream of the conference that Oregon was going the wrong way. 

According to Brown, the state has seen more cases reported in the past week than in the entire month of May.

Beginning Wednesday, July 15, the state is taking two new steps to curb an escalating rate of COVID-19 spread in the state. The first will limit indoor social gatherings, such as book clubs, birthday parties, and graduation celebrations to ten people. Secondly, outdoor areas where social distancing cannot be maintained will be required to wear a mask . . .

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