Motoya Nakamura / Multnomah County

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown quietly extended Oregon's coronavirus state of emergency by two months Friday.

Brown's original emergency declaration, signed March 8, was set to expire on May 7. On Friday, she signed an executive order renewing that declaration and setting a new end date of July 6.

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The extension allows Brown's many executive orders linked to COVID-19, such as rules around large gatherings, business closures, and eviction prohibitions, to remain in place for another 60 days. Brown is able to extend or terminate this emergency declaration at any point.

Brown penned the extension a day before a planned rally outside the Oregon Capitol in Salem, where protesters are currently decrying Brown's decisions to temporarily shutter parts of the state's economy to slow the spread of COVID-19.