(Portland, OR) -- Governor Kate Brown is thanking Oregonians for their hard work as Oregon marks one year of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of Oregon's first confirmed case of COVID-19. Brown issued a statement yesterday thanking frontline workers, caregivers and everyone who has lent a helping hand to neighbors or friends in need. Brown also acknowledged the pandemic's disproportionate impact on Oregon's Black, Indigenous, Tribal, Latinx, Pacific Islander and Asian communities as well as the immigrant and refugee communities. Brown says "We must do better to build a stronger, more just, more equitable Oregon for everyone who lives her."