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Reopening for Businesses

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On June 30th, Governor Brown's executive order 21-15 went into effect, removing the County Risk Framework that had been in place since December, 2020. However, due the increase in Covid-19 cases across Oregon from the Delta variant, a new indoor and outdoor mask mandate was issued on 08/27/2021 to help mitigate its spread.

This mandate requires that a person responsible for an indoor or outdoor space:

  • Ensure that employees, contractors, and volunteers comply with this rule.
  • Make reasonable efforts to ensure customers, guests, visitors and other individuals comply with this rule within the space.
  • Post signs at every entrance to the indoor or outdoor space that masks, face coverings or face shields are required as described in this rule.

This mandate is not meant to prohibit a business from applying more restrictive requirements, but there should be clear signage indicating extra requirements. Employers and business owners should also make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities in accordance with ADA guidelines. Furthermore, OSHA is offering free virtual consultants to address COVID -19 concerns in the workplace, OSHA Consulting Services.

As of July 1st, 2020, businesses are required to provide masks to employees.  The public is required to wear a mask when entering a business.  Businesses are encouraged to provide services via other means for customers who cannot wear a mask, such as telephone visits or personal shopping.  Businesses are not required to allow entry to clients who do not wear masks, for more information, please visit ADA Face Mask Guidance.

For signage regarding mask requirements visit OHA Mask Signage

Businesses are encouraged to offer curbside pick-up or work from home options wherever possible. 

If you have read the below guidelines and still have questions reach out to Oregon Business Navigator hotline at 833-604-0880 or visit their site.

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