Updated August 30, 2021

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Due to the increased spread of COVID-19, the State of Oregon requires individuals ages 5 and older, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks:

  • In all indoor public spaces, and
  • In outdoor settings where physical distancing is not possible

A mask or face covering is not required if a person is performing, including playing music, delivering a speech to an audience, and theater. Read the full Oregon Administrative Rule here.

Masks and physical distancing are also still required in:

  • airports and public transit

  • adult and youth detention facilities

  • healthcare settings

  • shelters and transitional housing

Oregon Health Authority Mask Guidance 

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. 

  • Wear a face covering. How to use face coverings»

  • Stay home if you feel sick. 

  • 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