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Oregon officials restrict visits to elderly in care homes, acting to prevent coronavirus from hitting 30,000

SALEM – State officials on Tuesday mandated a stop to most visits to the 30,000 Oregonians in long-term care facilities to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus that has proven especially deadly for the elderly.

That means, for now, no more time with parents, grandparents and others in licensed facilities except in special circumstances.

“Our number one priority is to stop the spread of this virus . . .

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