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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - Internal documents from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show ramped up concerns over the highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19, suggesting universal masking is essential.

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee says Washington state will follow federal guidance and recommend that people wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas where there is a worrying rate of COVID-19 - including people who are fully vaccinated.

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - Masks are making a comeback after cases of COVID-19 have surged across the country and in Oregon. Both the CDC and Oregon Health Authority are recommending that people once again wear masks indoors regardless of their vaccination status.

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - Portland area school districts continue to mull over their plans for a return in the fall, as new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends masks be worn by students and staff in school buildings. 

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - The Oregon Department of Education has issued new guidance for schools this fall, saying schools should be open full time and they strongly encourage unvaccinated staff and students to wear masks.

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – While it may seem like school just let out for the summer, school districts around Oregon are already making plans for the fall. Based on a small sampling of districts in the Portland area, at least some will not be requiring face coverings.

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - Portland International Airport is starting to see the return of pre-pandemic travel as millions of people travel through the airport each month. The TSA is also finding that people may need reminders about what you can and more importantly cannot pack in your carry-on luggage.