Face Covering Guidance
(Updated August 28, 2020)
Face Coverings Required Statewide
Masks, face shields and face coverings are currently required statewide for:
- Indoor public spaces: For example, grocery stores, pharmacies, public transit, personal services providers, restaurants, bars, retail stores, and more)
- Outdoor public spaces: When physical distancing is not possible.
- NEW – Public and Private Office Spaces (Effective Aug. 13): Required at all times for employees in public and private office spaces, including hallways, bathrooms, elevators, lobbies, break rooms, and other common spaces, unless employees are at individual work spaces or in meeting rooms where six (6) feet of distance from other people can be consistently maintained
Read the latest COVID-19 Oregon mask requirements (Oregon Health Authority). The guidance also provides an exception for face coverings, allowing for the brief removal of face coverings in situations where someone’s identity needs to be confirmed for visual comparison, such as interactions in banks, or with law enforcement.