Governor Brown announced she will convene another Special Session of the Oregon Legislature at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, December 21, 2020 to address her most pressing needs; her ongoing Covid-19 panicdemic and the aftermath of the devastating wildfires that ravaged our overgrown mismanaged forests and destroyed people’s homes.
Brace yourselves to remain under lock-down for most of next year. Send your thoughts to the Joint Interim Committee on the Third Special Session to this email address: J3SS.firstname.lastname@example.org
From a newsletter on Governor’s Brown update:
Oregon is receiving shipments of the first dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines this month, and healthcare workers (including long-term care facility staff and residents) will be the first to receive these vaccinations.
Over the course of the coming year, Oregon will seek to have three-quarters of its residents vaccinated in order to achieve “community immunity,” which will make it possible for the state to re-open in a way we have not been able to do safely since March of this year. An advisory committee will be convened to establish how the vaccine will be distributed across the state, taking care to consider the needs of historically under-served communities, as well as those most impacted by the virus.
When it is my turn, I pledge to get vaccinated.
Our public health officials say there is evidence that Oregonians acted smartly and safely to keep Thanksgiving small and prevent a worst case scenario in virus transmission. We also currently have the fifth lowest COVID-19 case rate in the country. This is thanks to Oregonians who protect our community every single day by wearing masks, washing hands, maintaining physical distance, and staying home as much as possible, and especially when they’re sick.
Sadly, Oregon is still breaking records with cases, hospitalizations, and deaths every day. We must continue to be vigilant and take proactive steps so we can prevent the “worst case scenario” from becoming a reality. It will take most of next year for Oregon to reach the community immunity goal, but we can still bend the curve as we have before and add back some of the activities we all love – like having a meal with friends or family inside a restaurant, or attending our kid’s performances and sporting events (with masks on) – while we wait for our federal partners to obtain and distribute vaccines. Thank you for doing your part to keep Oregon safe and well.
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Date(s) - 12/21/2020
Oregon State Capital