As the nation hits down on group activities so close to the Thanksgiving holiday, government cat Kate Brown, a Democrat, has asked Oregon residents to call police if they see coronavirus violations.
“This is no different than what happens if there is a party on the street and it keeps everyone awake,” Brown said in an interview Friday. “What do neighbors do [in that case]? They call law enforcement because it is too noisy. This is just the way it is. It’s like a violation of a noise regulation. ”
The governor ordered a two-week freeze that includes restricting indoor and outdoor gatherings to a maximum of six people from a maximum of two households in an attempt to limit the spread of coronavirus.
Violators could face up to 30 days in prison, up to $ 1
The order allows faith-based gatherings of up to 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors.
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Newly confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 have reached record highs for the third day in a row in Oregon, state authorities said Sunday.
The Oregon Health Authority reported 1,517 new infections Sunday, bringing the state to a total of 65,170.
“Oregon is on a steep and strong slope of increasing cases of coronavirus,” said Patrick Allen, director of the health department. “But we are not powerless against this virus. Because it depends on us to slow down the spread. Your choices make a difference. ”
The state reported a further death from COVID-19 Sunday, a 65-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 15 and died the same day. That brings the state’s death toll to 820.
Allen urged residents to cancel indoor Thanksgiving plans and those involving large groups of family and friends.