Oregon Lawmakers discuss possible statewide 'stay at home' order

State Sen. Sara Gessler on Friday asked doctors whether it was time to tell folks to stop playing beer pong and head inside. The answer was a resounding 'yes.'

SALEM — Just hours before Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler announced Friday night that he's open to requiring most city residents stay at home to slow the spread of coronavirus, state legislators debated whether such an order should be made statewide.

Top doctors from Oregon Health and Science University told the Legislature's coronavirus response committee Friday they would support such a move.