Updated April 20, 2022

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

Masks and physical distancing continue to be required in:

  • adult and youth detention facilities
  • healthcare settings
  • shelters and transitional housing

Gatherings of any size risk spreading illness, and the larger the gathering the greater the risk. 

Take Precautions

Individuals who are not vaccinated are most at risk of getting very sick. 

How to get a vaccine

You may not know if members of your community are vaccinated or not. To protect any community members who may not be vaccinated, encourage everyone to take the following steps to stay healthy and prevent the spread of germs. 

  • Stay home if you feel sick. 
  • Continue to wear a mask indoors if it’s right for you.  How to use face coverings»
  • Wash hands before and after gatherings.
  • Set up spaces so people have the option to be at least six feet from others.
  • Ask someone before giving an elbow bump, handshake, or hug and understand if they need to keep physical distance.
  • Provide options for individual food and drink, and understand if people cannot share food and drink. 

Shelter and Meal Providers


Encourage volunteers to follow the Multnomah County Public Health advisory and precautions above, so they can protect their health and be ready to support the community. 

Complaints or Concerns

Contact COVID19.reopening@dhsoha.state.or.us and faith.liaison@dhsoha.state.or.us

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