SALEM, OR (KPTV) - Governor Kate Brown announced Friday that masks will be required inside all state agency buildings, effective immediately.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday changed its masking recommendations as it grows more concerned over the Delta variant of COVID-19, urging vaccinated people in certain areas of the country to resume wearing masks indoors in public areas.
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."
SALEM, OR (KPTV) - Governor Kate Brown announced Thursday that all K-12 schools statewide will be required to implement an indoor mask rule be…
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.