On Wednesday, July 22, Gov. Kate Brown announced new restrictions effective July 24th designed to prevent the disease from overwhelming parts of the state. Face masks will be required at gyms -- even while exercising. Parents will have to ensure that their children aged 5 and older wear masks in indoor public spaces and outdoors where it’s impossible to stay 6 feet apart. Gatherings in indoor venues such as larger restaurants, bars, community centers, houses of worship and gyms in Phase 2 counties will be restricted to a maximum of 100 people compared with 250 now; and bars and restaurants in Phase 1 and Phase 2 will have to close at 10 p.m. instead of midnight. Brown said Wednesday she is considering limiting tourism from other states into Oregon, particularly for people coming from coronavirus hotspots elsewhere in the nation. Officials in her administration are talking with leaders in neighboring states about options including “mandatory quarantine for people coming here from hot spots.”
Governor Kate Brown issued an order to stop residential evictions during the COVID-19 crisis. See the full update HERE.
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