CORONAVIRUS, Government, Oregon

“Pause” replaced with “Freeze” as Oregon enters another COVID-19 shutdown

Face masks. Photo: Chas Hundley

A number of new measures will begin on Wednesday, November 18 aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 before Oregon’s hospital system becomes overwhelmed. 

Governor Kate Brown is calling the latest measures a “Two-Week Freeze” and unlike the county-by-county “Two-Week Pause,” the new measures are statewide. 

“Whether we like it or not, we’re about to face what might be the roughest days of the pandemic,” Brown said during a press conference on Friday afternoon. “If we want to give Oregonians a fighting chance, we must take further measures to flatten the curve now.”

Under the regulations, which will begin Nov. 18 and run through at least December 2, a number of actions, targeted largely at . . .

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