Indoor Mask Mandate begins this Friday, August 13th.
This week Governor Brown announced a new statewide masking mandate for indoor spaces in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID Delta variant. New masking rules have been released, which while apply broadly across most indoor spaces. View these rules here.
“Indoor spaces” is defined broadly as 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 space where people may gather for any purpose. An indoor space does not include a private residence or a private automobile that is not used for ride sharing.
Oregon Health Authority issued the temporary rule in response to the significant increase in COVID-19 cases and the significant decrease in hospital bed capacity in the state as a result of spread of the Delta variant.
In an effort to help you and or your business prepare, we have added some downloadable signage. Please see OHA prepared signage for your business to notify customers of the new mask mandate (below). You can also find additional information and signage regarding statewide reopening requirements and recommendations on the OHA website: https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19.