Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Announces Statewide Indoor Mask Requirements
This temporary rule is effective August 13, 2021, through February 8, 2022. The temporary rule is in response to the significant increase in COVID-19 cases and the significant decrease in hospital bed capacity in Oregon as a result of spread of the Delta variant.The Delta variant is approximately two to three times more infectious than early wild-type COVID-19 variants. COVID-19 viral particles spread between people more readily indoors than outdoors. In the interest of public health, individuals are required to wear a mask or face covering when in indoor spaces defined as follows:
“Indoor spaces” mean anywhere indoors, including but not limited to public and private workplaces, businesses, indoor areas open to the public, building lobbies, common or shared spaces, classrooms, elevators, bathrooms, transportation services and other indoor spaces where people gather for any purpose. An indoor space does not include a private residence, or a private automobile used for personal use that is not used for ride sharing. For more details, please see the Temporary Administrative Order, including the Statement of Need and Justification and the full text of the temporary rules Click Here