Environmental Health

Starting Aug.13, masking will be required in all indoor public settings

Governor Kate Brown and OHA leadership announced that indoor mask use will be mandatory starting Friday, Aug. 13. The announcement comes in response to surging COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations throughout Oregon.

 

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Restaurants, general/limited use pools, hotels and all other businesses can resume their regular operations. This means self-service operations may begin again, pool monitors are not needed, and capacity requirements are no longer in place (except when required by Fire Marshall or OHA). Businesses are allowed to keep their more restrictive rules in place if they prefer.

This is great news for our local business community, but it does not mean the pandemic is over. We encourage you to continue to promote proper handwashing and talk with staff about employee illness policies. Of course, we hope you and your employees will get vaccinated if you aren’t already. We understand that vaccination is a personal choice and hope you will talk to your health care provider if you have any concerns.

Thank you for your continuous efforts and flexibility throughout the pandemic. 


The mission of Washington County Environmental Health is to protect and promote the health of the public by providing inspection and disease prevention services in the areas of food safety (including restaurants and other public food service facilities), public pools and spas, recreation facilities, mosquito control, smoke-free workplace enforcement, onsite wastewater management and drinking water.

We strive to enhance the quality of life in our county and community by educating, performing routine inspections and investigations, taking enforcement action when warranted, and interacting with state, federal and local agencies when appropriate.

If you have any questions, please contact our office.