PORTLAND — Oregon Governor Kate Brown, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, and Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury sent mixed signals in a Friday night press conference.
The press conference Friday around 7 pm was regarding a future social distancing plan.
The conference had contradicting statements about whether an official order would be issued by the Oregon government on Monday. Governor Brown does not expect to issue an official order to enact more "social distancing" measures throughout the state.
According to Mayor Wheeler, however, Portland residents should expect an announcement Monday regarding rules limiting social engagement.
Throughout the announcement, the officials repeatedly stated the purpose of the night's press conference and the focus for the potential, future order is to "stay home, stay healthy."
"Social distancing measures are the most effective way to flatten the curve and slow the spread of the virus," Gov. Brown said. "Your actions right now mean the difference between life and death for yourself and for others."