Changes to Masking and Quarantine Guidance

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Mask Mandate

Oregon Health Authority will lift the indoor public mask mandate at 11:59pm on Friday, March 11th.

What does this mean? Starting March 12th:

  • There will be no mask requirement for most indoor public spaces including schools
    • Exceptions include healthcare facilities, public transportation (including airplanes and airports), and congregate care settings
  • High-risk individuals are strongly encouraged to continue wearing masks in indoor public places after March 11, including those who are:
    • at high risk of hospitalization if they have COVID-19, including those with underlying health conditions and those 65 and older
    • living with those who are high risk
  • Employers and businesses may continue to establish their own mask requirements to protect employees and customers

Quarantine Guidance

Also starting March 12, Oregon Health Authority has paused quarantine guidance for most groups*.

Quarantine: If you have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, you do not have to quarantine, regardless of vaccination status. Continue to monitor yourself for symptoms.

Isolation: If you test positive for COVID-19 or have symptoms, you should still isolate for at least 5 days.

*Visit here to learn more about updates to quarantine and isolation guidance: https://covidblog.oregon.gov/oregon-to-pause-quarantining-march-12-as-cases-and-hospitalizations- drop/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

There are several opportunities to get vaccinated and tested in our community. Visit hrccovid19.org for more information.

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