As of August 27, 2021: Due to a rise in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, everyone in Oregon is required to wear a mask in all indoor public spaces and most outdoor settings.

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Masks and face coverings

LATEST GUIDANCE ON MASKS AND FACE COVERINGS
Updated August 27, 2021: Due to a rise in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, everyone in Oregon is required to wear a mask in all indoor public spaces and most outdoor settings regardless of vaccination status.

OUTDOORS

This means anywhere outdoors where people from different households may gather for any purpose, including public and private workplaces, shared or common spaces, outdoor fairs and sports fields, venues, concerts, parks, and rooftop terraces. This does not include outdoor areas that are part of a private residence or houseless encampment.

EXCEPTIONS

  • Children under 5 years old
  • When eating, drinking, or sleeping, or if you live outdoors
  • When playing competitive sports or doing things where wearing a mask is not realistic or possible, like swimming
  • When giving a speech or performing such as outdoor music or theater

IN BUSINESSES, FAITH INSTITUTIONS & OTHER SETTINGS
Businesses, faith institutions and other settings can also 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 important 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, whether required or not, 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.