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Oregon COVID-19 updates, Nov. 20: Some state, local leaders decry new restrictions

As COVID-19 continues to rise dramatically in Oregon, Southwest Washington and beyond, get the latest updates here.
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Cases of COVID-19 began showing up in the United States in January of this year. The first case in Oregon was reported on Feb. 28.

We've been posting a daily blog to track the changes in Oregon and Southwest Washington as we get them. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LATEST UPDATES


As of Friday morning:

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus map


9 p.m.

As traditional holiday plans become less safe, many families are turning to caping, or the more stylish "glamping." Learn more

7 p.m.

Gov. Brown encourages Oregonians to call police on neighbors who violate COVID-19 freeze. Learn more

The family of a man who died of COVID-19 are asking people to adhere to regulations and guidelines during the holidays as cases spike in Oregon. Learn more

6 p.m.

  • Health officials say families should prepare their homes in case someone who lives there contracts COVID-19. Learn more
  • A Tigard senior living community is one of the first in the country signed up for residents to receive COVID-19 vaccine priority. Learn more
  • The Oregon Health Authority will be changing the way it counts COVID-19 tests after finding that its current process inflates the percent of positive cases. Learn more

8:50 a.m.

  • An Oregon teen with special needs was removed from a Southwest Airlines flight because she was not wearing a mask. Learn more
  • About a dozen state and local leaders signed an open letter to Gov. Kate Brown decrying the new restrictions. One COVID-19 survivor is outraged with their stance. Learn more
  • Oregon health officials on Thursday reported 1,225 new COVID-19 cases and 20 more deaths connected to the virus. Both are single-day highs in Oregon so far during the pandemic. Learn more
  • As the world waits for a COVID-19 vaccine, a researcher in Oregon is lending perspective into how new vaccine technology could be approved for the first time. Dr. Gaurav Sahay is an associate professor at Oregon State University's School of Pharmacy. He's optimistic about a coronavirus vaccine. Learn more
  • At least 22 cases of coronavirus have been linked to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, including eight new cases in just the past week, according to the Oregon Health Authority. Learn more

INTERACTIVE: COVID-19 Cases in Oregon

INTERACTIVE: Hospitalization by severity

INTERACTIVE: Oregon Hospital Capacity and Usage

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