Now that Gov. Kate Brown has announced her criteria for reopening public life and the economy, Oregon’s 36 counties are scrambling to complete their proposals and get them approved by the governor’s office.
Brown began accepting applications Friday, and the Association of Oregon Counties said 23 immediately submitted one, though Brown’s office only listed 13. She will process them in the order they are received in consultation with the Oregon Health Authority. Some counties could be approved to reopen as early as May 15.
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