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Fri Nov 13, 2020, 03:28 PM

Oregon's governor orders a partial lockdown.

Source: New York Times



Gov. Kate Brown of Oregon issued orders Friday to place the state in a partial lockdown for two weeks, shuttering gyms, halting restaurant dining and mandating that social gatherings have no more than six people in order to combat a surge in coronavirus cases across the state. The freeze, set to begin Wednesday, is the nationís most sweeping statewide order of the fall season, as the virus has spread in record numbers across the nation and placed a strain on hospitals.

While an early outbreak in the spring prompted widespread lockdowns and stay-at-home orders, officials in recent weeks have been reluctant to revisit such expansive measures. But states have started moving in that direction: New York is ordering nighttime closures of bars and restaurants and limiting private gatherings to 10 people statewide, while New York City has warned that it may close in-person schooling. The governors in California, Oregon and Washington issued a joint message Friday that travelers arriving in the state should quarantine for 14 days.

Oregonís new restrictions donít include a stay-at-home order, but Ms. Brown is mandating the closure of facilities such as gyms, museums, pools, and entertainment venues. Retail outlets will be allowed to remain open with limited capacity. Restaurants and bars will be allowed to offer only take-out options. Churches will be allowed a maximum of 25 people indoors. The rules arenít changing for schools, many of which are already in remote learning.

Oregonís daily coronavirus numbers have more than doubled over the past months, but the stateís numbers are still far below many others around the country.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/11/13/world/covid-19-coronavirus-updates/oregons-governor-orders-a-partial-lockdown

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 03:32 PM

1. I am preparing for it in Ohio. Got my TP

before people buy it all again. Still no Lysol on the shelf.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 03:34 PM

2. Rumor is that it is coming in MI.

Not the governor this time but state agencies invoking laws passed during the 1918-1920 pandemic.

Itís getting bad in our hospitals.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 03:36 PM

4. Haven't checked lately but all guns and ammo

will disappear too.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 03:36 PM

3. Yeah I got extra TP here too last week.

Philly reported over 1,100 positives today (although I know some of that was apparently a data dump after the lower-than-expected number in the 300s yesterday since we had been running in the 700s for a few days before). We had gotten down to the 30s & 40s per day after the July 4th blip but that is now ancient history.

They are supposed to have a special presser here on Monday (their usual weekly is on Tuesdays) so am ready to hear what screw is being tightened.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 03:42 PM

5. A good idea..

but it will enrage the yahoos out here. The rural areas in Oregon are heavily conservative and they will
just ignore the governor. After all, Thanksgiving is just around the corner and they have to have their big old get-to-gethers. It might be messy.

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Response to nancy1942 (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 03:47 PM

6. They are going to hope there is a hospital "nearby" (in quotes) that has room for them

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 04:01 PM

7. I have been really impressed with Gov Brown, paying attention to what is going on the last year.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 09:24 PM

8. Same here. She's done a good job of trying to stay ahead of the problem.

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