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Updated May 28, 2021

Updated Keep Wearing Your Mask poster»

Oregon Business Guidance 

Each Oregon County is assigned a Risk Level in response to how COVID-19 is spreading in our communities. Risk levels are updated every two weeks. Find the current risk category for Multnomah County on the Oregon Coronavirus website. See which activities are allowed on the State’s sector guidance based on county risk level. Many restrictions remain in place.

OSHA Temporary Rules

Oregon OSHA has adopted a rule to maintain risk-reducing safety measures for workers across the state against the coronavirus. See OSHA temporary rule summary.

There are a number of OSHA requirements, including specific rules for many different business sectors. For a complete list, see the full OSHA Temporary Rule Addressing COVID-19 Workplace Risks

OSHA Temporary COVID-19 Standards Poster in English and Spanish.


On this page:


Face Coverings

Under current Oregon mask guidance, businesses can choose to: 

  1. continue to require masks and physical distancing for all individuals, regardless of vaccination, OR

  2. no longer require masks and physical distancing for fully vaccinated individuals. If a business chooses to no longer require masks and physical distancing, they must require proof of vaccination. More guidance for fully vaccinated individuals

Businesses must continue to observe capacity limits for county risk level.

Face coverings must be provided to employees at no charge to them.

A person with a disability or medical condition may request accommodation from a business if they are unable to wear a mask, face shield or face covering.

Employees & Testing

What to do if an employee tests positive for COVID-19»

As of November 16, OSHA requires employers to notify employees within 24 hours when they were exposed to or affected by an individual at work with a confirmed positive COVID-19 test.

OSHA also requires that employees be allowed to work at home during quarantine or isolation, if suitable work is available and their condition allows it. Workers must be allowed to return to their previous job duties at the end of their quarantine or isolation period. 

See OSHA’s COVID-19 webpage for details.

If you are an employer, we do not recommend asking employees to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test as a condition of employment.  There are better ways to protect your workplace from COVID-19 infection.

If an employer requires testing as a condition of employment, they must pay for that expense.   

We ask employers and their employees to cooperate with case investigators and contact tracers. This is our best strategy for stopping the spread.

Workplace Safety Concerns and Violations


Multco Public Health Advisory: Keep Wearing Your Masks

Signs & Posters

See specific sector guidance to determine which posters you will need.

Multnomah County Signs

These signs were created by Multnomah County.

Public Health Advisory: Keep Wearing Your Mask

Updated 5/27: English 8.5 x 11 |  English 11x17

How to use a cloth face covering (1.09 MB)

Cleaning and Sanitizing Guidelines

English  | Spanish | Chinese Traditional | Chinese Simplified | Russian | Thai | Korean | Vietnamese | Arabic

Open With Care Poster

Poster shows what businesses are doing to keep customers and employees safe.

English | Spanish | Russian | Chinese (Simplified) | Vietnamese 

Oregon Health Authority Posters

Handwashing

Clean hands save lives

Arabic | Chinese Simplified | Chinese Traditional | Korean | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

Stay Home if You Are Sick

Do you have these symptoms?

Arabic | Chinese Simplified | Chinese Traditional | Korean | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

Physical Distancing

Going out? Stay apart.

Arabic | Chinese Simplified | Chinese Traditional | Korean | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

Maximum Occupancy

Occupancy Sign

Arabic | Simplified Chinese | Traditional Chinese | Chuukese | Hmong | Korean | Marshallese | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

Sign-in

Why sign in?

Arabic | Chinese Simplified | Chinese Traditional | Chuukese | Hmong | Korean | Marshallese Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese


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More Reopening Tools


Find Supplies

  • Resource Request Form - Business and community groups can request face coverings and bulk sanitizer using this form. 

More Information

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

Phone numbers

  • Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at 833.604.0880
  • Prosper Portland Business Line: 503.823.3200
  • Gresham Chamber of Commerce: 503.665.1131