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County officials say it's time to end shut-down

Linn County commissioners are hoping that Linn County will be among the first counties to begin reopening later this month, while Gov. Kate Brown on Friday called for more testing, contact tracing and isolation of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 to begin the process of reopening Oregon.

The commissioners sent a letter Friday evening with their plan to reopen Linn County, which like the rest of the state, has been under a stay-at-home order by the governor since March 23. The order shut down businesses while requiring other businesses, like restaurants, to shift to delivery or take-out...