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Masks and face coverings

LATEST GUIDANCE ON MASKS AND FACE COVERINGS
People who’ve gotten both doses of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccine are considered “fully vaccinated” once two weeks have passed since your last dose.

If you’re fully vaccinated, in most settings you no longer have to physically distance or wear a mask.

You still have to wear a mask and physically distance:

  • In a hospital, clinic or other health care setting

  • In a K-12 school

  • In an airport, bus or train station

  • On a plane, bus, train or other public transportation

  • In a youth or adult correctional facility

  • In shelters or transitional housing

OUTDOORS
Wearing a mask outdoors is no longer required for anyone in Oregon.

However, if you haven't been vaccinated yet, live with someone who hasn’t been vaccinated yet or are at a higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 because of other health conditions, it’s strongly recommended you continue to wear a mask and stay at least 6 feet apart from other people in crowded areas and large gatherings.

INDOORS
It is still safest to wear a mask, face covering or face shield when indoors with people who don’t live with you regardless of age, especially if not everyone has been fully vaccinated.

IN BUSINESSES, FAITH INSTITUTIONS & OTHER SETTINGS
Businesses, faith institutions and other settings can still choose to require that you wear a mask and stay 6 feet away from others in their locations, even if you’ve been fully vaccinated. This is an important choice they can make to keep their communities and visitors safe.

EMPLOYERS ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE FACE COVERINGS FOR EMPLOYEES
Your employer must provide you with a face mask, face covering or face shield when you are at work. If your employer will not give you a mask, please contact Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (Oregon OSHA).

YOUR RIGHTS
Harassment, bias, exclusion or other harmful reactions to people wearing face coverings may be against Oregon law. Learn more about your rights and official guidance about face coverings.

PEOPLE WITH MEDICAL CONDITIONS OR DISABILITIES
People with a medical condition or disability who cannot safely wear a face covering do not have to wear one. If someone with a disability can’t wear a mask, face shield or face covering, they can ask that the business take action to help them. That doesn’t mean people without a mask are allowed to enter the business, but the business must work with you to help meet your needs. This help might look like grocery store pick-up or pharmacy delivery.