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Oregon leaders working on 'stay home' policy to curb coronavirus spread

The governor made the announcement Friday night at a press conference in Multnomah County.

Posted: Mar 20, 2020 7:36 PM
Updated: Mar 23, 2020 3:51 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and Multnomah County Commission Chair Deborah Kafoury say they are working on a forthcoming order directing Oregonians to ''Stay Home and Stay Healthy'' to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Wheeler said Friday night that it will be a ''stay at home unless it's absolutely necessary to go out'' order. He says they will draft the specifics over the weekend. California and New York have enacted similar measures.

The order is not a lockdown but encourages every Oregonian to stay home unless you have to go to work, get groceries, or walk the dog. Brown said to continue to practice aggressive social distancing when you are out and about.

"We are truly all in this together, your actions right now are the difference between life and death," Brown said.

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