SALEM — After record-breaking coronavirus numbers, Gov. Kate Brown’s temporary pause for a handful of Oregon counties has turned into a statewide freeze, capping indoor church attendance at 25.

The two-week freeze is set to kick in Nov. 18 and end Dec. 2. It will continue in some counties, including Multnomah County, for at least four weeks.

Among the restrictions, churches and other faith groups can seat only 25 people indoors or 50 outside. Restaurants and bars will be able to serve take-out or delivery only. Select businesses like gyms, event venues and recreation facilities will be closed. Oregonians are being asked to limit outdoor and indoor social gatherings to no more than six people or two households. Stores will serve customers at a limited capacity. And businesses are to require employees to work from home, if at all possible.

“One week ago, I announced a two week pause on social activities to slow the spread of COVID-19 in several of our counties across the state,” said Brown in a press conference Nov. 13. “Unfortunately, since then we’ve seen an alarming spike in cases and COVID-19 hospitalizations.”

Nov. 12 and Nov. 13 both saw more than 1,000 new cases in Oregon. Health officials fear the state’s hospitals will become overwhelmed if the trend continues climbing. As of Nov. 13, Oregon has seen 54,937 COVID-19 cases and 753 deaths from the virus.

“Every day, [COVID-19] is infecting more and more Oregonians who think they are safely seeing their friends and family members,” said Brown. “It’s a very dangerous situation.”