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Mayor Ted Wheeler extends citywide State of Emergency declaration

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Due to the progression of COVID-19 in our region, Mayor Ted Wheeler extended the Declaration of a State of Emergency in the City of Portland for two additional weeks. With today’s action, the State of Emergency remains in effect through 8 a.m. Thursday, April 9, 2020. The original Emergency Declaration, enacted on March 12 and set to expire at 8 a.m. on March 26, states the duration of the declaration shall be limited to two weeks but may be extended in two-week increments as the pandemic continues.

“We’re still on the upside of the contagion curve, so now is not the time to suspend an emergency declaration,” Mayor Wheeler said. “We collectively decide how deep and how long this crisis lasts. We’ll get through this together. Stay home, stay healthy in the meantime.”

Portland City Code—viewable at this link—describes the powers afforded the Mayor in a declared State of Emergency.

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