Indoor mask requirement lifted

For Immediate Release: Monday, March 14, 2022

Sponsored by: County Administrative Office

Masks are now optional in most County buildings

Following the statewide lifting of Oregon’s indoor mask mandate, Washington County will no longer require masks in most County facilities. Those who are visiting or housed within healthcare, shelters, corrections and detention settings must continue to follow the masking requirements of those specific areas until further notice.

Even though the statewide mask mandate will no longer be in effect, masks are welcome in all County buildings and will remain a part of our common community spaces for the foreseeable future:

  • Many people will still choose to mask and businesses can still require masks. 
  • Masks will still be required in certain settings such as at healthcare facilities and on public transportation.
  • Masks will still be recommended for people who have had a positive COVID-19 test.
  • Masks continue to protect against COVID-19, cold, flu and other respiratory illnesses.

For additional information or questions about masks, please visit this webpage. For information about COVID-19, including vaccines, testing and isolation and quarantine guidance, please visit this webpage.

Over the next several weeks, Washington County will work to make more and more walk-in services and in-person appointments available to the public. Current information about the availability of various County services can be found at

You can also contact specific offices or programs for more information or call the Washington County Switchboard at 503-846-8611 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to be directed appropriately.

Media Contact:

Julie McCloud, Public Affairs & Communications Coordinator