A news release was sent out Wednesday night from Oregon governor's office with the state taking its precautions in preventing the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.
In the release, it states that all gatherings of 250 people or more are canceled across the state effective immediately. This will be in effect for the next four weeks and will be lifted on April 8.
JUST IN: From Gov. Brown -
All large gatherings over 250 people will be canceled statewide effective immediately for four weeks.
— KGW News (@KGWNews) March 12, 2020
A gathering is defined as any event in a space in which appropriate social distancing of a minimum of three feet cannot be maintained.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown will hold a news conference Thursday to explain new steps the state is taking.
Governor Brown also mapped out the recommendations put in place for schools, long-term and assisted living facilities, and at the workplace as well.
— Dirk VanderHart (@dirquez) March 12, 2020
Here are a few events on the upcoming schedule at the Rose Quarter in Portland:
Portland Winterhawks vs. Everett Silvertips
2020 OSAA Dance and Drill State
Brantely Gilbert concert
2020 NCAA Division I Women's Regionals
2020 Nike Hoop Summit
And, that's just the events scheduled at Moda Center and the Memorial Coliseum.
The Portland Timbers have one home game scheduled within the next four weeks. The Timbers are scheduled to host the Philadelphia Union on Mar. 28.
The OSAA basketball playoffs will be played without spectators at Chiles Center on the University of Portland campus.
It was announced earlier Wednesday night that the NBA has suspended the 2019-20 season until further notice. The Portland Trail Blazers were scheduled to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown announces cancellation of large gatherings originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest