Coronavirus Update

Gov. Brown outlines her new rules to combat the spread of coronavirus in Oregon during a news conference last week. On Monday morning, March 16, the Brown told reporters she was not yet ready to order a curfew for restaurants and bars.

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said she is not yet convinced that a statewide curfew for restaurants and bars is necessary to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

During a Monday morning briefing with reporters, Governor Brown said she had talked with elected officials around the state Sunday night to determine if such a curfew would be effective.

Brown said restaurants in rural communities are an essential meal provider for seniors and the vulnerable and she is taking that into consideration as she develops additional preventive details for a statewide plan. Such details are expected to be announced later today.

Follow developments here online and in the Wednesday print editions of The Chronicle.

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