LATE-BREAKING NEWS: Gov. Brown to order all ‘non-essential’ businesses closed starting, Monday March 23, 2020

(10:45 p.m. 3/22/20) SALEM, Ore. —’s local news partner, KTVZ-NBC Newschannel-21 is now reporting that Oregon Gov. Kate Brown will issue an executive order first thing, on Monday ordering the closure of all “non-essential” businesses in the state due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak.

KTVZ is citing this late-breaking information from a Yamhill County commissioner’s Facebook page, posted just before 11p.m., Sunday night.

“I was on a call with other elected officials today when she announced her decision,” Commissioner Mary Starrett said in her online post.

We are still gathering more details and will continue to provide updates throughout the night and early morning and day, tomorrow.

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