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Updated March 12, 2022

Oregon Mask Mandate

The statewide indoor mask requirement was lifted March 12, 2022, for many indoor public places.

Masks are still required in some places, like health care facilities. Businesses and organizations can still require masks after the restrictions are lifted.

Mask signs to post

These can be printed using 8.5 x 11 or 11x17 size paper. 

All Are Welcome (Multi-lingual) (186.5 KB)

Masks Required Poster (Multi-lingual) (110.08 KB)

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Request

Complete our Community Resource Request Form to request 

  • Disposable paper masks
  • Sanitizer wipes
  • Gloves 

You can request other items that  may come into inventory. After you complete the form our team will reach out with what we have available to provide.

Indoor Air Quality

Learn more about steps you can take to improve air quality in small spaces such as businesses and offices: Public Health Recommendations: Indoor air considerations for smaller spaces 

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 some 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.      


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.   

Letter to Employers March 2022 (101.94 KB)

We ask employers and their employees to cooperate with case investigators and contact tracers if they call. 

Workplace Safety Concerns and Violations


Signs & Posters

Find Oregon Health Authority signs on their website under “business signage”


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