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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. CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings at this time.
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 can 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.