(KPTV) – Governor Kate Brown announced Thursday that she is extending the state of emergency declaration in Oregon until May 2.
The previous executive order regarding the COVID-19 pandemic was set to expire on March 3. The extension is for an additional 60 days from that time.
The declaration is the legal underpinning for the governor’s COVID-19 executive orders and the Oregon Health Authority’s health and safety guidance, according to a statement from the governor’s office.
That includes the risk-based guidelines and closures for each county in Oregon.
On Tuesday, it was announced that five counties would be under the extreme risk level, 11 in high…