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Gov. Brown unveils framework for easing COVID-19 restrictions in Oregon

Gove. Kate Brown will be working with the governors of California and Washington.

Posted: Apr 14, 2020 11:25 AM
Updated: May 3, 2021 1:11 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown unveiled a framework Tuesday explaining what steps are necessary before the state can begin slowly easing restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brown said efforts made by the state have helped to flatten the curve of the coronavirus spread. She said her framework for restarting public life and business in the state is driven by science and has three prerequisites:

  1. Slowed growth: fewer cases of COVID-19
  2. Adequate PPE to protect health care workers and first responders
  3. A robust public health framework: increased testing, contact tracing and effective isolation

The governor said she couldn't give a specific time frame for when the state will begin to ease COVID-19 restrictions. "I’m not going to put a date on this," she said.

"This is going to move much slower than any of us want, but that is the only way to protect the health and safety of Oregonians," Brown tweeted.

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