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Another event shutters because of coronavirus: Oregon State Fair

The 2020 edition of the Oregon State Fair has been canceled. (Oregon State Fair photo)

SALEM – There will be no Oregon State Fair this year, another victim of the coronavirus.

The fair, a major end-of-summer event in Salem for exhibitors and visitors from across the state, was scheduled for Aug. 28 through Sept. 7.

“This decision was driven by the need to guarantee safe social distancing to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, aka COVID-19,” the state-owned fair operation said in a . . .