Oregon's Governor issued a statement as she extended the restaurant/bar ban in her state, saying in part:

"We all want to return to a day where we can frequent the restaurants and businesses that have given Oregon its well-deserved culinary reputation and provided so many jobs for Oregonians. I wish I could say there was a date certain when that could happen. But it would be irresponsible to lift these restrictions in the middle of this outbreak."

A new extension of the Executive Order will likely mean more financial hardship for hundreds of businesses, especially smaller restaurants and bars.  As she signed the order, Governor Kate Brown offered no inkling of any potential 'new' financial relief or help for these businesses.  Businesses can continue, if they're equipped to do so, to offer drive thru-carry out service, or delivery.

The revised Executive Order read as follows:

Executive Order 20-07, prohibiting on-premises consumption of food or drink, was issued on March 17, 2020. On page 3 of Executive Order 20-07, paragraph 8 is amended to provide as follows:
This Executive Order remains in effect until terminated by the Governor. The Governor will continue assessing the ongoing public health emergency, and will modify or rescind provisions of this Executive Order, as appropriate.
Done at Salem, Oregon this 7th day of April, 2020. "
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