Gov. Brown COVID-19

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (KPTV file image) 

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - Governor Kate Brown has again extended her declaration of a state of emergency regarding COVID-19 for an additional 60 days, the governor's office announced on Tuesday.

This is the second time Gov. Brown has extended the state of emergency declaration. The governor first did so in June, just before the Fourth of July weekend and was scheduled to end on Sept. 4.

The decision to extend the state of emergency again was in part due to Labor Day weekend and students beginning a new school year, according to the governor.

“When I last extended the COVID-19 state of emergency in June, I told Oregonians that we were at a crossroads: we could work together to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon, or we could watch infections and hospitalizations spike," Gov. Brown said. "Now, six months after this crisis began, we have made progress. Together, we have slowed the spread of this disease. Oregon has one of the lowest mortality rates in the country. But, as students across Oregon begin a school year far different than any other before, it is clear that, at current COVID-19 levels, it will not be safe in much of the state for children to return to in-classroom instruction for months to come."

“This Labor Day weekend is another critical moment in this crisis," continued Gov. Brown. "We can work together to stay safe and put Oregon on the path to return more students to classrooms. Or, we could see Labor Day celebrations unknowingly sow the seeds of COVID-19 outbreaks that could set us back for months. Until there is an effective vaccine for COVID-19, this disease can spread like wildfire if we let our guard down. Small social get-togethers like barbecues and family celebrations have fueled wider community outbreaks in counties across Oregon. This weekend, you have a choice. Please, stay local this Labor Day, and practice safe COVID-19 habits. Wear a face covering, watch your physical distance, and wash your hands."

The state of emergency is now in place through Nov. 3.

Oregon Health Authority on Tuesday reported six additional deaths in Oregon due to COVID-19, raising the state’s death toll to 465. Health officials also reported 243 new confirmed and presumptive cases of coronavirus, bringing the state total 26,946.

The state of emergency declaration is the legal underpinning for the executive orders the governor has issued in connection with COVID-19, including her orders on reopening Oregon while maintaining essential protections and orders around childcare, schools, and higher education operations. Extending the state of emergency declaration allows those orders to stay in effect, the governor's office said.

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Clunky66

Ill vote Trump 2020 just like 2016.

John Stone

Really shameful. I live in Oklahoma and every thing has been open for months. We closed like everyone else in March and then phased our reopening. Oklahoma is a Red state, and I see all of the Blue States still closed, so sad for your local small businesses.Why is this political hack reopening on Election Day?

Dwinch

According to Nancy PU-lousy, this virus is a big joke and only the peons need to follow those stupid mask rules. Keep Oregon Green, Dump Brown.

Ranger

The following are the top underlying medical conditions linked with COVID-19 deaths."

* Influenza and pneumonia

* Respiratory failure

* Hypertensive disease

* Diabetes

* Vascular and unspecified dementia

* Cardiac Arrest

* Heart failure

* Renal failure

* Intentional and unintentional injury, poisoning and other adverse events

* Other medical conditions

So getting killed in a car wreck, a drug over dose are being counted as virus deaths - they just admitted to it: "Intentional and unintentional injury, poisoning and other adverse events"

Kire

Nothing here but political agenda. The facts show that those under 75 and those without serious health issues are not at serious risk from contracting the virus. As our society treats all other viruses and sicknesses, only those individuals who are most vulnerable need take special precautions. Given this time proven approach, how is it that we cannot all go on with our lives? No, it is irresponsible and cruel to punish more than 98% of the population thinking it is protecting the 0.4% who might die if they contract the virus. The government's job is to protect our freedoms. It is each individual's job to protect their own health.

RIP PDX

She needs to be removed my ANY MEANS NECESSARY

Yossarian

Why doesn't she call it by the real name... scamdemic.

Sickofthiscrap

Just see that extremely dumb look on her mug cracks me up. It's like, "What's the problem?" Jerry Brown's sister finally showed her true colors. A pity, little selfish, pig! You see, this was all just a scheme that she planned all along. If they can't recall me, then I can illegally get away with lying to Oregonians about the true nature of the Phases. I can even lie to them about how many cases of Corvid-19 there are, and how many true deaths there really are. I can destroy the health and welfare of the people and ruin businesses throughout Oregon. All because I hate Trump! I want you all to take a good look at this thing and convince me it's not evil? Just looks you right in the eye like there's nothing immoral about her sick behavior. Absolutely, a disgusting pig! And I want this posted and not censored too!

Ahh_Fiddlesticks

This won't stop until she is recalled.

Brett86

She seems to have forgotten how a virus works. You can slow the spread by quarantining but the moment you end the quarantine it will come back. Safe vaccines take years to develop, and not all viruses will have a vaccine developed for them. I would rather get the covid than take a vaccine that was rushed or pushed through with inadequate testing. We should be allowing the healthy population to get covid so we can gain herd immunity. Once we get there the people who are immune compromised will be safe.

Son of Fukov

The problem with your solution is that people would become free again, Kate would have to give up her state of emergency and lose her federal funding and her dictatorship. You can see why this would never work.

mairez

Too bad we can't vote on all these comments. The people have spoken.

Prerunner

Why don't you recall her? Oh wait......

Son of Fukov

@Prerunner I'm curious. How do you justify supporting her? Please don't mention "Trump" or "orange man bad" in your response.

Prerunner

We have a very low covid infection rate compared to other west coast states. It could have been much worse if not for her response. Poor right wingers uncomfortable wearing a mask! Waaaa.

The Truth Hurts

Prerunner still doesn't get it. Idaho has about 6,000 more cases then Oregon yet they have around 100 less deaths then Oregon has. Utah has nearly double the number of case as Oregon and they have only about 50 more deaths then Oregon. Do the math and look it up for yourself, Queen Katie is a loser.

Caracalla

Get a grip. You are being conditioned and you are scared because the media has brainwashed you for the last four months straight. Another ploy of the lock down(democrat power grab). The death toll for the country is four hundredths of one percent. You have a better chance of dying in a car wreck so are you going to stop driving? The numbers don't justify the reaction. It's absolutely political and you know it.

Mr Q

I wonder how many thousands of signatures this recall effort were dismissed because they were written on the wrong weight of paper. Something like 8000 signatures in the last recall effort even though the signature for verified good we’re not counted because the weight of paper that the petition was printed on was the wrong weight of paper.

Insomn

How is this not a straight up admission of guilt! Extending covid rules till Nov 3rd. Yet, the news isn't demanding an investigation into conspiracy to commit! This is our governor admitting this all was a lie to rig the next presidential election and to keep us under her thumb to fast pass bills that should have been voted on and prevent her removal from office. While she literally lets a whole city burn! People be murdered because of her inciting violence on them! When will enough be enough! She's admitted to violate law on the electoral college when regarding an election. She denied federal aid and called them federal invaders just to let the violence get worse! Just to win the minority vote. How can dems back these actions! How can they not see this as horrible and justify it! Just because they dislike Trump! Not having their team cheating their way into office over and over again!

Son of Fukov

With dems not only does the end justify the means, the end is the means.

ScottD

Does anyone really listen to her anymore? I sure dont and neither should any business that is STILL hurting because of her. We all see this is politically motivated so why even care anymore what she says?

Son of Fukov

Comrade Dictator Kate has no choice but to continue to extend the emergency declaration. It's the only thing allowing her to continue her iron rule over Oregon. It also has the added bonus of getting federal money which she redirects to whatever pet project she wants. The money certainly does not go where it was intended. Brown needs to be personally charged with fraud, arrested and hauled off. Covid is not a problem in Oregon except in the minds of those wishing to control the population.

Prerunner

It could have been a much more serious problem if we refused to listen to doctors and scientists.Herd immunity is the stupidest solution to the problem, but it's the best you guys can come up with. We're not cows or deer. It's easy, just let everyone get it! Also, mentioning the president seems to irritate people but if I made comments about how our governor looks or how stupid she is, well that's just fine.

Beyondthewhy

It's worked for Sweden!

Janni

I knew this was going to happen with the wicked witch of the PNW she is so predictable after Nov 3rd.she's outta of office and can no longer be a gov of Oregon YAY!!! Stupid moron tries to blame BBQ's and family gatherings for help spreading the fake virus around what a piece of work this brown stain truly is..if you voters out here in Oregon have half a brain cell you'll know who you'll be voting for in Nov. and it's defiantly not the libtards!!

Son of Fukov

@Janni: What are you talking about? The next gubernatorial election cycle is not until Nov 2022. We are stuck with her until we have a successful recall (2 fails is not encouraging), impeachment (never with dem control), or removal due to criminal charges (very likely).

Punished Snake

The left will never openly admit that the pinko-pox was blown out of proportion to damage the Presidents re-election. It greatly benefits them to keep people in a constant state of fear and uncertainty and this charade will continue until they are removed from office.

Thewholelotofya

Pinko pox! That's what's up!

DNelson

First it was to slow and flatten the curve. Now it's we are going to stop the spread. You have no clue what you want 🤣. One thing for sure you do not understand, you will not stop the spread of a virus. H1N1 has been here who long and we even have a vaccine that is approximately 45% effective.

You are a flush her down excuse for leadership. In fact you can not make a decision without first finding out what nearby other flush them down liberal Governor's have implemented.

As for other poster comments demanding Queen Brown to resign. Did you sign the recall petition? What did you do to gather support for the recall? Again, they fell short 3k signatures? Verification of signatures were suspiciously fast. Several years from now if it is revealed that local government officials interfered with incorrect procedures or falsely verified signatures...there is the 👿 to be paid.

Mr Q

Well if you remember correctly in the last recall attempt there were more signatures thrown out because they were printed on the wrong weight of paper then what the recall fell short

Gidge

This woman has no idea as to what goes on in the rest of the state. She never leaves her Ivory Tower in Salem, she things every little town or city is like Portland, Salem and Eugene. Just to let you know it is not, if you got around a little you would know. Douglas County is one of the safest counties in the state, but we and other safe counties have to suffer because of the larger cities. She doesn't realize it, but she is hurting Democrats up for election, but that's OK we don't need them anyhow. Also Brown look at the new CDC announcement saying we only have 9000 deaths because of Covid. A fraud has been done saying all deaths are to be recorded as Covid whether they were or not. Follow the money to hospitals and clinics making false claims just to get money for saying they are treating covid when it wasn't. People had died from accidents but the death certificates say Corona Virus and families can't get it changed.

Delta85

Why is this governor punishing the ordinary Oregonians? Stay home for the holiday again she says. There was No fourth of July No summer...Why right after she says the numbers are going down....No kids going to school all because she wants to make statement to president Trump........ Resign today governor get out!

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NoFearBeTrue

"One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that 'an unjust law is no law at all.'" - Martin Luther King, Jr.

pb sir

November 3rd, huh? Gosh, that's a strange date to pick... I wonder what the decision-making process was on that one? We couldn't make it a Friday, or a Wednesday. For some reason, it just had to be a Tuesday... oh, wait...

Concerned Oregonian

My thoughts exactly. This is all political and she's not even trying to hide it; wow!

ItsPolitical

[whistling] I'm sure it's just a coincidence and nothing to do with politics what so ever. Said no one. Ever. This predicted MONTHS ago, and lo and behold, everyone was right. It's POLITICAL and always has been!

Tome

CONTROL! The Witch has her Control Factor working overtime! Nov. 3 is a handy date to stop the games. Why that day. Election Day!

PDX2MtHood

Wear a face covering and wash your hands and distance yourself but apparently this doesnt work for kids who survive the virus 100% in Oregon.

WebFootSTi

Isn't there something else that happens on November 3rd...

PDX2MtHood

So we did slow the spread, flatten the curve and blahblahblah but thats not enough! Keep moving the goal post oh great leader!

commentor

Tell you what tyrant queen, you can take your 'state of emergency', run it up and park it where the sun don't shine. You are a real piece of work.

PDX2MtHood

Disgraceful woman drunk on power.

NWAmerican

So the Socialist Marxist Totalitarian Queen pretty much just admitted that this WHOLE thing is about Trump and rigging an election. She is the puppet of the Left, the step daughter of California and New York.

November 3rd? Strange date - when is the election again?

You are being LIED TO! and laughed at....

ItsPolitical

All masks should have "SHEEPLE" on them. I'm BURNING all of mine.

commentor

'Gov. Brown extends COVID-19 state of emergency until Nov. 3' Like we did not see this coming. November 3rd, election day. Next this tyrant queen will extend her state of emergency, a.k.a. her personal vendetta until January 20, 2021. Oregon is lost.

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