Gov. Brown extends COVID-19 state of emergency declaration in Oregon until May 2

Gov. Brown extends COVID-19 state of emergency declaration in Oregon until May 2
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(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…



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