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Govern Brown Follows White House Recommendations on Restaurants and Bars

Governor Kate Brown, on the heels of a report issued from the White House, has changed her stand on Restaurants and bars, limiting them to operating as a take-out and delivery service at least for four weeks.  The ban is scheduled to start tomorrow.  This includes a ban in gatherings of more than 25 people.  Exemptions to the ban include grocery stores, pharmacies, retail stores and workplaces.  Brown urged food service businesses that cannot operate as take-out to strongly consider closing temporarily.  Restaurants and bars that fail to comply will be ticketed for a misdemeanor.  Brown plans a special legislative session in the coming weeks to address public assistance and unemployment insurance needs.