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SALEM, OR (KPTV) - Governor Kate Brown announced Friday that masks will be required inside all state agency buildings, effective immediately.

The governor's office said the new guidance requires all state employees, regardless of vaccination status, in any indoor state agency space to wear a mask. The requirement also applies to visitors and customers when they enter state agency buildings. The new guidance is in line with the most recent recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to the governor's office.

"The science and data are clear: the Delta variant is spreading in our communities and is more contagious," said Brown. "This mask requirement will protect Oregonians, many of whom have been on the frontlines of the pandemic and who continue to provide essential services to Oregonians. We also must protect everyone - both agency employees and community members who visit state agencies for information, services, and resources. This new guidance accomplishes both."

On Thursday, Brown announced masks would be required in all Oregon K-12 schools for students and staff beginning this fall. Public schools in Washington will also have indoor masking requirements.

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NightRyder

“More than 161 million people in the United States have been fully vaccinated as of July 19, 2021.”

According to the CDC, there have been “5,914 patients with COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough infection who were hospitalized or died.”

According to the CDC, of those 5,914 who’ve gotten sick enough to be hospitalized, only 1,141 have died.

According to the CDC, of that 5,914, a full 74 percent were over 65.

"So as far as deaths, we have 161 million-plus vaccinated and 1,141 from the vaccinated population who still died of Covid-19, which comes to 0.00071 percent."

dessertbunny

Wear mask here if you're not vaccinated (only honest people are from the ghetto), don't wear mask if you're vaccinated but no wait, there's still the Delta variant. Wear mask if there's a sign. Don't wear a mask if there's a sign. Make up your minds already! I'm sick of going places and just looking at people to see what the rules are and every single place is different with a mix of white trash which are pretending to be vaccinated not wearing mask, then there's us, not vaccinated, won't be, and we're Democrats, nobody cares about this dumb vaccine. 90% of hospital cases are unvaccinated but apparently we aren't allowed to do the math that 10% of cases are vaccinated! Ridiculous.

Edward

The large number of sick and unvetted migrants entering the country illegally has raised fears that the Biden administration's handling of the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is propelling COVID-19 outbreaks.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican and ally to former President Donald Trump, issued an executive order Wednesday to “reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure in Texas by reducing the transportation of migrants throughout [the] state,” following reports of a 900% increase in sick migrants crossing the border through the Rio Grande Valley sector.

“The dramatic rise in unlawful border crossings has also led to a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases among unlawful migrants who have made their way into our state, and we must do more to protect Texans from this virus and reduce the burden on our communities," Abbott said on Wednesday.

The issue came to a head when migrants who tested positive for COVID-19 were placed in hotels in La Joya without local authorities' knowledge.

rishpak

new "15 days (15 months) to slow the spread" lockdown, coming in the second week of August.

CommonSensePrevails

Not doing it. She has ZERO authority to implement this! Time for her to go.

Merlin

News flash : Kate Brown has tested positive for rabies.

Native Born

Prepare for it! The next shut down is coming!

CommonSensePrevails

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