Face masks. Photo: Chas Hundley
Oregon Governor Kate Brown extended Oregon’s declaration of a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, bringing the new expiration to June 28, unless rescinded early by the governor.
This time, unlike many 60-day extensions that came before, could be among the last extensions of the order.
“I intend to fully reopen our economy by the end of June, and the day is approaching when my emergency orders can eventually be lifted,” Brown said in a press release. “How quickly we get there is up to each and every one of us doing our part. Over 1.7 million Oregonians have received at least one dose of vaccine, and over 1.2 million are fully vaccinated against this deadly disease.”