SALEM, Ore. — Oregonians will again have to wear masks in outdoor public settings starting on Friday, Governor Kate Brown said.
Starting Friday, August 27, masks will be required in most public outdoor settings, including at large outdoor events where physical distancing is not possible – regardless of vaccination status.
The Delta variant is spreading fast and wide, throwing our state into a level of crisis we have not yet seen in the pandemic. Cases and hospitalizations are at a record high,” said Governor Brown. “Masks are a quick and simple tool we can immediately deploy to protect ourselves and our families, and quickly help stop further spread of COVID-19.
The new outdoor requirement comes just over a week after the governor reinstated Oregon’s indoor masks requirement.