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Community responds to possible statewide ‘Stay at Home’ order

Members of the community have spoken out about how they would feel if this order was implemented throughout Oregon.

Posted: Mar 22, 2020 7:20 PM

LANE COUNTY-- On Saturday, local leaders wrote a letter urging Governor Kate Brown to issue a statewide “Stay-at-Home” order.

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Members of the community spoke out about how they would feel if this order were to be enacted across Oregon.

“I think it’s the right thing to do,” Eugene reside Barbara Nagay said. “I feel great about it.”

When it comes to those still choosing to travel and gather in groups, Nagay said that nothing is worth the risk.

“They’re taking chances, and you don't know,” Nagay said. “You can’t tell if somebody has the virus, until maybe it’s too late. You can be asymptomatic and still have the virus.”

Her son, Paul Nagay, agreed and would like to see this order enacted.

“I have a friend, who I just saw on Facebook, who is sick because they don't have enough protective gear. We need to do this for our community.”

He hopes Governor Brown decides to implement a ‘Stay at Home’ order and said it is necessary to keep everyone safe.

“It’s essential for the safety and health of our community, our hospital and healthcare workers," Nagay said.

There are others who disagree and believe that a mandated order would have negative effects on businesses and the workforce in Oregon.

“It’s just traumatic,” Kapsa said. “It really is. I have friends in the restaurant business, and there’s no way for them to even know where this is going to go.”

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