man wearing a face covering in a shop, using his phone to pay

Updated November 26, 2021

Oregon Mask Mandate

The State of Oregon requires individuals ages 5 and older, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks in all indoor public spaces.

There are a few exceptions, including if an individual is actively eating or drinking or if the mask must be removed to confirm identity, such as at a bank. Read the full Oregon Administrative Rule here.  OHA’s face mask recommendations and requirements.

Masks are no longer required in crowded outdoor settings. However, masks are strongly recommended for higher risk people or when in a crowded area for an extended period of time.

Post signs where people can see them

Keep Wearing Your Mask poster»

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 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.      


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

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

Masks Required

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


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