Governor of Oregon Kate Brown (D) on Tuesday Presentation A new state-wide outdoor mask obligation that requires people to wear masks in most outdoor environments, regardless of vaccination status.
State of play: Starting Friday, Oregons will need to wear a mask outdoors if physical distance is not available. It does not apply to outdoor gatherings in private homes, but masks are “highly recommended” when people from different households are unable to keep a social distance.
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What they are saying: “The Delta variant is spreading rapidly, throwing our state to a level of crisis not yet seen in a pandemic. Cases and hospitalizations Record high“Brown said in a statement.
“Masks have proven to be effective in reducing the number of cases, and even some outdoor settings are now a necessary step to fight COVID and help protect each other.” She added.
Dean Sidelinger, a health conditioner in Oregon, said, “We are beginning to see cases gathering around outdoor events, such as outdoor music festivals. Wearing masks outdoors in crowded environments. Wearing it can delay the spread of COVID-19. ” board member.
In numbers: According to the state of Oregon, a total of 257,644 cases and 3,036 confirmed deaths have been reported. Government data..
On August 14, the state recorded 2,220 new cases, the highest number of cases per day.
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