Oregon’s Democrat Governor Kate Brown imposed severely restrictive COVID-19 measures on Wednesday, including jail time and steep fines for anybody who hosts large Thanksgiving gatherings.
Brown announced the state’s “two week freeze” on virtually all businesses and recreational activities, essentially shuttering the state’s economy in response to rising COVID-19 cases (but extremely low death rate).
“If COVID-19 overwhelms our hospitals, there won’t be enough doctors, nurses, health care workers, or beds if you or a loved one need care. We can’t let that happen. That’s why COVID-19 Freeze measures take effect today,” Brown declared on Twitter, including a list of all the types of businesses and services that would be affected.