Due to Coronavirus, Gov. Brown cancels gatherings of 250 or more in Oregon

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As Coronavirus continues to spread across the United States, Oregon governor Kate Brown is not taking any chances, and has announced new rules Wednesday night in an effort to help fight the virus. The cancellation goes into effect immediately according to KATU, and includes gatherings in Oregon of 250 or more people for four weeks.

“A gathering is defined as any event in a space in which appropriate social distancing of a minimum of three feet cannot be maintained,” according to the governor’s news release.

Brown’s decision to cancel larger gatherings comes just on the heels of Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee announcing a ban of gatherings and events in the Seattle-metro area where 250 or more people were expected to attend.

“A gathering is defined as any event in a space in which appropriate social distancing of a minimum of three feet cannot be maintained,” according to the governor’s news release.

Any non-essential school gatherings and activities, including group parent meetings, field trips and competitions should also be canceled, according to the governor’s office. Parkrose School District has canceled parent-teacher conferences on Thursday. Hit the link here to find out more about any other school-related cancellations.

The news reports all school-based assemblies and events, field trips and other meetings and events that bring large groups of people together are also being suspended in the Portland area.

“Nobody is immune to this virus, it can touch everyone,” Brown said in the news release. “We can’t let fear and anxiety stigmatize people. We are seeing cases across multiple counties and age groups, and in people exposed through different circumstances. It’s time for us all to do what we can to slow its spread and take care of one another.”

Read more at KATU on the current situation in Oregon.

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