Oregon Governor Kate Brown is asking residents to identify their neighbors who violate COVID-19 restrictions by seeing too many guests at Thanksgiving.
Brown recently limited the number of people admitted to private homes to six as part of a two-week “freeze” for the entire state to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
According to the Oregonian, Oregon has more than 66,000 reported cases in the state.
“Look, it’s no different than what happens when there’s a party on the street and it keeps everyone awake,” Brown told KGW8 last week. “What are the neighbors doing? They call law enforcement because it’s too noisy. This is exactly what it is. It’s like violating a noise ordinance.
– Honestly, you shouldn’t. It’s about saving lives and protecting our Oregonian peers. “
Earlier this month, Brown announced new restrictions in the state, including restrictions on bars and restaurants for takeaways only, and the closure of indoor and outdoor recreational facilities such as gyms, museums, zoos and outdoor pools.
Social cohabitation, both indoors and outdoors, is limited to just six people – from up to two households.
Brown called the restrictions “common sense measures” – although they provoked anger from politicians, including Tootie Smith, who will take office in January as chairman of the Clackamas County Commission.
The Republican vowed to “meet as many friends and family as possible” at Thanksgiving in opposition to Brown’s command.