The Political Insider.com ————By Jack Hadfield ————————Tues., Nov.24, 2020
Governor Brown said that people should call the police on anyone they see breaking the coronavirus rules that Oregon has recently instituted. The state has put a two-week “freeze” in place, with people limited to meeting up in no more than groups of six from two households, inside and outside.
This is no different than what happens if there’s a party down the street and it’s keeping everyone awake,” Brown said in an interview on Friday.
“What do neighbors do [if they see that happening]? They call law enforcement because it’s too noisy. This is just like that. It’s like a violation of a noise ordinance,” she continued.
“For the last eight months I have been asking Oregonians to follow the letter and the spirit of the law and we have not chosen to engage law enforcement,” Brown added. “At this point in time, unfortunately, we have no other option.”
Anyone violating the rules could face up to 30 days in jail, coupled with a maximum fine of $1,250. While not required, Brown encouraged Oregon citizens to “rethink” how they celebrate thanksgiving, and “wear a mask.”