Statewide Mask Guidance

This information can change, please double-check sources for information, and continue to monitor sources or back here for updates.

Update: As of November 23rd, masks are no longer required in crowded outdoor areas. The mandate still requires masks at all times in most indoor settings.  The rule can be found here and some FAQs can be found here.


Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases over recent weeks, a statewide mask mandate for indoor public places will be in effect beginning Friday, August 13th.

The mandate stipulates that all people over 2 years old must wear a mask or face covering in indoor public places regardless of their vaccination status.

Indoor places include:

  • public or private workplaces or businesses (masks may be removed in private, individual workspaces - defined as being fully enclosed with walls and a door)
  • indoor public areas such as building lobbies, bathrooms & elevators
  • common areas or shared spaces
  • classrooms
  • transportation services, including ride sharing vehicles
  • any other indoor space where people may gather for any purpose

Businesses and local or federal government may impose more restrictive rules. 

Exemptions apply to certain types of activities such as swimming or for identification, please see the full guidance for more details.

The Oregon Department of Education's mask recommendations for school settings for the 2021-2022 can be found here.

Employers and businessowners should make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities in accordance with ADA guidelines.

Please see the following websites for more information on masks:

CDC Face Mask Information