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Gov. Brown welcomes President Trump’s guidelines for reopening U.S.

Says they are similar to Oregon's framework in cautious approach

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Gov. Kate Brown issued generally positive comments Thursday regarding President Trump’s plan to reopen America, saying it's similar to the cautious approach she'd laid out earlier this week.

“We are all eager to begin the process of lifting restrictions, get back to work and return to a more normal life as quickly as possible,” Brown said. “Earlier this week, I introduced my framework for restarting public life and business in Oregon — and the plan to reopen America, put forth today by the White House, is similar in its criteria and prerequisites.

“I am pleased to see the federal government’s guidance follows a data-driven, science-based approach, similar to Oregon’s framework. I have asked the Oregon Health Authority and my Medical Advisory Panel to analyze the federal guidance and supplement Oregon’s framework as appropriate to make sure we are moving forward in the safest and quickest way possible.

“In Oregon, we flattened the curve of our outbreak because we issued aggressive social distancing measures early. And because of the sacrifices Oregonians have made, we are now in a position where we can begin planning to reopen again, following science and data.

“The White House guidance makes it clear: As we begin to see areas of Oregon that have declining cases of COVID-19, the best path to reopening is still a cautious one that proceeds carefully and incrementally.

"We are still in dire need of critical resources from the federal government, including sufficient personal protective equipment (PPE) and increased testing capacity. We have current, large unfulfilled order requests with the federal government for both PPE and testing materials; these are vital components to reopening Oregon and remain necessary to prevent a resurgence of the disease.”

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    1. Of course she got the idea from someone else. She doesn’t have a brain of her own. Piggy back off of more important people and slightly modify their agendas, that’s her plan. As if Oregon is in anyway like California or Washington..

  1. All republican whack jobs are really trying to think of some harsh criticism of the governor even though it will make them look like they don’t love Trump. lol.

    1. Not me, although your point is taken. Partisan hacks seldom if ever agree with the other side…
      In fact, having cnn as a major “news” source on KTVZ for national and international news churns many stomachs here.
      Talk about whack jobs! Btw, I suppose Biden is your man? I’d love to hear you defend THAT choice.

  2. “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.” Imitating Oregon’s framework for bringing the pandemic under control indeed shows the leadership and proactive approach of the state. Keep up the good work Gov Brown!

  3. So after someone educated our moronic leader that he has ZERO control over this with state governors he relented. It takes a real egotistical tool to huff and puff with nothing to show for it. I’m sure the regular Trump trolls will have pointless excuses as to why our leader is gutless and impotent. MAGA! LOL!

  4. Wait a minute here. Every regressives knows that the emporer has “total authority” “It has to be that way” djt.

    trump / putin 2020!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. I’ll give a rare nod to Kate for taking such a sensible approach.
    And I’ll give the usual yawn to the Never Trumpers.
    You know, the folks who are actually going to vote for Biden this year. Because standards must be met 🙂

  6. How many folks here understand that the Oregon State government would not help OSU in developing more testing for COVID19. I think the governor of Oregon needs to be held to account for this debacle. To sit back and point fingers at the fed for not providing tests, and ignoring a capable group offering to provide tests. Seems a bit strange to me.

    Here is the news article.

    https://pamplinmedia.com/ht/117-hillsboro-tribune-news/462567-375528-state-didnt-help-but-osu-lab-found-a-way-into-covid-19-testing%20

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