Oregon Gov Pauses Reopening As COVID Cases Spike

The Oregonian reports:

Gov. Kate Brown announced Thursday evening that she has put all applications for further reopening across the state on hold for at least seven days after seeing a “concerning” increase in coronavirus infections.

The announcement came on the night many Portlanders had hoped to receive news of a Phase 1 reopening in Multnomah County, the last of the state’s 36 counties to loosen restrictions.

“In order to ensure that the virus is not spreading too quickly, I am putting all county applications for further reopening on hold for seven days,” Brown said in a statement released around 7:15 p.m. Thursday.