Effective Date: October 19, 2020
Statewide Mask, Face Covering, Face Shield Guidance
This guidance is specific to requirements for wearing masks, face coverings or face shields.
Authority: Executive Order No. 20-27, paragraphs 9 and 21, ORS 431A.010, ORS 433.441, ORS 433.443.
Applicability: This guidance applies statewide to:
•All businesses, as defined below.
• All persons responsible for indoor spaces open to the public
•All persons responsible for outdoor spaces open to the public
•All public and private workplaces
•The general public when:
Visiting businesses as defined below
Visiting indoor spaces open to the public
Visiting outdoor spaces open to the public
Visiting all public and private workplaces
Enforcement: To the extent this guidance requires compliance with certain provisions, it is enforceable as specified in Executive Order 20-27, paragraph 26.
Oregon Health Authority Public Health Recommendations on Masks, Face Coverings and Face Shields:
• In general, it is recommended that people wear a mask or face covering, with or without a face shield, whenever they are within six (6) feet of people who do not live in the same household.
•It is not recommended that individuals wear a face shield instead of a mask or face covering. Face shields can be very good at blocking droplets that individuals release, but they are not as effective at limiting the release of aerosols that can go around the shield.