State of Emergency declared for Oregon due to COVID-19

Governor Kate Brown announced the emergency declaration at a press conference on Sunday morning.

Posted: Mar 8, 2020 11:33 AM
Updated: Mar 9, 2020 9:51 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Governor Kate Brown has declared a State of Emergency due to the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon.  

Governor Brown made the announcement at a press conference in Portland at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. Governor Brown says she made the decision after consulting with the Oregon Health Authority. 

"I can also assure you that local and state health officials are working around the clock to address this crisis," Brown said.

The State of Emergency will remain in effect for 60 days.

"It can be extended until the public health threat of the virus is contained," Brown said. 

Oregon Health Authority director Patrick Allen says at this time there are 14 positive test results for COVID-19 in the State of Oregon. That includes seven new presumptive cases.

Allen says those cases are in Douglas County, Marion County, and Washington County. These newest cases are all examples of "community spread," apparently due to contact with a previous case. None of the seven new cases were spread due to travel. 


On Saturday, Jackson County and Klamath County public health officials announced presumptive positive cases in Jackson and Klamath counties. Click here to learn more about those cases. 


Allen says the Oregon Health Authority is working with licensed medical professionals to make more resources available in rural communities. Allen also says the OHA is expanding telemedicine, which allows health care providers to screen, evaluate, and treat patients without them having to go into a clinic or doctor's office. The OHA says that is a good way to help limit exposure opportunities. 

Click here to learn more about the spread of Coronavirus in the state and ways the CDC suggests to stay healthy. 

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 175121

Reported Deaths: 2460
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah34937568
Washington23491229
Marion20195299
Clackamas15386204
Lane11591144
Jackson9923127
Umatilla796883
Deschutes712972
Linn416063
Yamhill410175
Klamath349059
Polk344252
Malheur342858
Josephine306362
Douglas304765
Benton273218
Jefferson207032
Coos197531
Columbia154526
Union141624
Lincoln130220
Wasco129128
Hood River112529
Morrow107915
Clatsop8958
Crook88019
Baker85814
Curry5959
Tillamook5813
Lake4137
Grant4124
Harney3066
Wallowa1575
Sherman570
Gilliam561
Wheeler251
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3718210

Reported Deaths: 61038
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles122899723653
Riverside2972154525
San Bernardino2947794555
San Diego2749603674
Orange2689624896
Santa Clara1170812013
Kern1078591322
Sacramento1011721646
Fresno1005621646
Alameda853671477
Ventura802301000
San Joaquin714311334
Contra Costa67019782
Stanislaus603831028
Tulare49383829
Monterey43267357
San Mateo41157560
San Francisco36032523
Santa Barbara33896446
Solano31875239
Merced31196452
Sonoma29696311
Imperial27987719
Kings22774245
Placer21751283
San Luis Obispo20917256
Madera16260239
Santa Cruz15571204
Marin13861226
Yolo13580200
Shasta11677217
Butte11573196
El Dorado9719109
Napa966679
Sutter9268109
Yuba609844
San Benito598663
Lassen566924
Tehama543056
Nevada445775
Tuolumne406664
Mendocino398747
Amador362551
Humboldt358737
Lake340943
Glenn235725
Colusa219816
Calaveras205551
Siskiyou194021
Inyo141738
Del Norte12747
Mono12734
Plumas6906
Modoc4884
Mariposa4247
Trinity3985
Sierra1100
Alpine880
Unassigned610
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