Updated June 30, 2021

Gov. Kate Brown today lifted statewide restrictions that have slowed the spread of COVID-19, allowing businesses to welcome more people, and allowing guests to enter bars, restaurants, gyms and bowling alleys without wearing their masks.

In an order signed last week, the governor rescinded nearly all COVID-19 restrictions issued under emergency statutes. Those restrictions included requiring a mask in most public spaces, and placing capacity limits and physical distancing requirements on businesses and public spaces. 

Mask requirements remain in some settings under state and federal rules, including in airports and public transit, adult and youth detention, healthcare settings and shelters and transitional housing.

Multnomah County will continue to require masks for all County employees in County buildings and will request that anyone visiting a County building also wear a mask. The County will revisit this guidance later this summer.

Health Recommendations

Multnomah County Public Health recommends that anyone who has not yet received a full series of the COVID-19 vaccine do so as soon as possible. [Find upcoming county vaccine clinics here]

Public Health also recommends that anyone who is not fully vaccinated (two weeks following the full series of vaccines) should continue to wear a mask whenever they are indoors around other people who are not fully vaccinated or whose vaccination status is unknown. Anyone who is immunocompromised should get specific advice from their health care provider.