PORTLAND, Ore. — Governor Kate Brown has declared a State of Emergency due to the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon.
Governor Brown made the announcement at a press conference in Portland at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. Governor Brown says she made the decision after consulting with the Oregon Health Authority. Governor Brown said “I can also assure you that local and state health officials are working around the clock to address this crisis”.
The State of Emergency will remain in effect for 60 days. “It can be extended until the public health threat of the virus is contained” Gov. Brown said.