Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) has announced that starting on Friday masks will be required outdoors in public areas where people cannot engage in social distancing, irrespective of vaccination status.
Under Brown’s direction, the Oregon Health Authority rule will require masks in outdoor settings where people from separate households cannot consistently stay physically distanced, according to a press release.
Although this will not apply to outdoor groups located at private residences, the OHA recommends mask usage in that scenario as well when people from separate households do not consistently stay socially distanced.
There will be various exceptions to the outdoor masking requirements, some of which include kids younger than 5-years-old, people participating in or practicing competitive sports, and people who are living outside, like the homeless.