Oregon Supreme Court upholds governor’s shutdown orders

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court has upheld the governor’s shutdown orders aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. The court overturned the ruling of a judge from a conservative and rural part of the state that Gov. Kate Brown’s restricting of activities had been nullified after a time limit. The high court said Brown’s powers under the state of emergency she declared on March 8 continue until the state of emergency is ended by her or the Legislature. Brown has noted a sharp increase in coronavirus cases this week and has prohibited county officials from loosening restrictions for at least one week.