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Masks & face coverings
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Latest guidance on masks and face coverings
Starting March 12, 2022: Masks, face coverings or face shields are no longer required in most settings in Oregon, including in businesses, faith institutions, K-12 schools and childcare settings. Learn more about when to continue wearing masks.
Masks and face coverings are still required in health care and some other settings.
Everyone 5 years of age and older is required to wear a mask or face covering, and children between 2 and 5 years old are strongly encouraged to wear a mask or face covering, in the following settings:
Pharmacy windows and waiting areas
Urgent care facilities
Long-term care and assisted living facilities
Behavioral health residential programs
Counseling, recovery and rehabilitation centers
School-based health centers
Any office where health care is provided
In addition, senior centers or independent living facilities may continue to require a mask, face covering or face shield, and physical distancing. Providers of in-home care, home health care or hospice services are still required to wear a mask or face covering when providing care.
Some businesses, organizations, schools, cities and counties also may continue to require a mask. Masks are also still required on public buses, trains, airplanes and in airports. However, the federal regulations are currently set to expire on May 3, 2022, and masking requirements on public transportation may change.
Who should continue to wear a mask?
Even though masks are no longer required in most public settings across Oregon, they are still effective at preventing the spread of COVID-19. Many people in Oregon will continue to wear masks.
It is recommended you continue to wear a mask and stay 6 feet from others if you:
Are not vaccinated
Are over the age of 65
Have a weakened immune system
Have an underlying medical condition that puts you at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19
Live with someone in one of these categories
We support everyone’s right to choose to wear a mask.
You will be able to find social media share graphics, signage for businesses and other communications resources from the Oregon Health Authority.
Talking to friends and family about wearing a mask: Download this resource below for tips to talk with the people you care about when you feel safest wearing a mask.
Resources for businesses
Employers can show support for their employees and customers who choose to wear masks to protect themselves and their communities from COVID-19 with #MasksWelcome signage, a social graphic and sharing the hashtag.
Resources for individuals
Individuals who want to wear a mask to protect themselves and their communities can download and/or share a #MyMaskMyHealth social graphic or use the hashtag to show your support.