CORONAVIRUS, Government, Oregon

Governor Brown expands face mask requirements to children

A face mask. File photo: Chas Hundley

OREGON - As Oregon’s COVID-19 cases continue to climb, Governor Kate Brown announced that, beginning Friday, July 24, children five and older will be required to wear face coverings when at indoor public spaces, and at outdoor gatherings where social distancing is impossible. That new rule will also apply to students entering school buildings, and will be outlined further in Oregon Department of Education guidance, which is expected to be released Wednesday. 

Brown noted that existing recommendations for children ages two through four to wear masks would remain in place, but would not be required. It is not advised for children younger than two to wear a mask. 

Brown also said that gatherings at indoor locations, including businesses such as restaurants and at churches and places of worship would be restricted . . .

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