Gov. Kate Brown shares details about Oregon’s new indoor mask mandate as COVID hospitalizations break records – OregonLive

UPDATE: Oregon’s indoor mask mandate will take effect Friday, Gov. Kate Brown says

Gov. Kate Brown held a press conference Wednesday to discuss Oregon’s ongoing response to COVID-19 and to announce new statewide indoor mask requirements. She was joined by representatives from the Oregon Health Authority.

Brown announced Tuesday that Oregonians will be required to start wearing masks in all indoor public spaces regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status — a move that came as Oregon set a slew of ominous records and as new projections show COVID-19 hospitalizations could nearly double in the weeks ahead.

Oregon appears to be the third state in the nation to renew a mask mandate, and the move comes six weeks to the day that Brown lifted the previous requirements.

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Watch a replay of the press conference live in the link above. A Spanish language version is available on OHA’s Facebook page. El video está en español aquí.

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