Masks required indoors & outdoors
Starting August 27, 2021, masks are required in most outdoor public spaces where six feet of distance cannot be maintained. Masks are also required in all indoor public spaces. The mandates apply to everyone in Oregon, five and older. Governor Brown announced the new requirements in response to the increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths due to the very contagious Delta variant.
She is also requiring three groups of employees to be fully vaccinated by October 18:
These employees cannot test out of the mandate.
COVID-19 infections do occur in vaccinated people, but they are less likely and tend to be mild. More than 90% of hospitalizations and deaths are in people who are not fully vaccinated, so we urge you to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
Washington County to enforce mask mandates
Washington County will first educate businesses about the mandates, but after 4 complaints and verification that a business is violating the mandates, the county will issue citations and fines (not to exceed $500 a day).
If you have questions or want to file a complaint: Email email@example.com or call 503-846-8390.