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Governor pleads for Oregonians to stay home, stop COVID spread


November 11, 2020

After record-shattering spikes in COVID-19 cases across Oregon, Gov. Kate Brown held a press conference on Friday, Nov. 6, to announce new restrictions for the worst-off counties and to beg the rest of Oregon to be more careful to stop the spread.

"I'm announcing a two-week pause on social activities for counties with more than 200 cases per 100,000 over a two-week period," Brown said, adding similar metrics for smaller counties. The move impacts five counties immediately, but five more are on the cusp, including Linn County, she said.

"We will be pulling data for the full state on Monday,...

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