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Governor's new orders to result in local shutdowns


November 18, 2020

THE RIO THEATRE'S marquee bears this message Monday night as local businesses gear up for another COVID shutdown.

Local businesses and organizations are adjusting to new requirements set down by Gov. Kate Brown Friday, Nov. 13 who announced a "freeze" in social activity due to concerns about surging coronavirus case numbers in Oregon.

The announcement came as COVID-19 topped 1,000 daily cases for the entire weekend, starting Friday, and as the Portland Metro Area ran low on ICU beds, with just 15 left unoccupied in the entire area. Brown said hospitals across the state are struggling too.

"Like it or not, we are likely to be facing the worst surge we've seen in the pandemic."

State Epidemiologist Dean...

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