Statewide Mask Guidance

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On Sept 23, 2022 the Center for Disease Control (CDC) updated their infection prevention and control (IPC) guidance documents for U.S. health care settings, OHA has chosen to maintain current masking requirement in Healthcare settings:

Late February 2022, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced that the masking requirements in its rule for Masking indoor Spaces (OAR 333-019-1025) and the masking requirements in its rule for Masking in Schools (OAR 333-019-1015) would no longer be required effective March 12,2022.  Facial Coverings in Exceptional Risk Settings (primarily healthcare) are still required to date. 

Masks Requirement Still in Place for:

    • Health Care Settings Include:
      • Hospitals
      • Doctor Offices
      • Dentist Offices
      • Urgent Care
      • Dialysis Centers
      • Long-term Care Facilities
      • And more! Please see the FAQ page linked above for more information on Health Settings

Read more about the current Oregon Mask Guidance here.

OHA strongly recommends that:

  • Individuals continue to wear a mask when on public transportation, in ride-sharing services, on airplanes and in transportation hubs such as airports.
  • Individuals review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Community Levels to understand the rate of COVID-19 transmission in their community.
  • Individuals who live in communities with high transmission continue to wear a mask or face covering when in indoor public places, including in schools and other community settings.

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

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

Employers and business owners 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