Business, CORONAVIRUS, Washington County

Mandatory mask memo made clear

A face mask. File photo: Chas Hundley

WASHINGTON COUNTY - Good news, everyone. You won’t have to keep your mask on while attempting to eat at your favorite restaurant. 

New guidance issued Friday by Governor Kate Brown’s office from the Oregon Health Authority clarifies the mandatory mask memo made Wednesday, which, among other items, noted that the general public would be required to wear a mask in most indoor businesses. 

Under the rules, businesses must require that their employees, contractors, volunteers, customers, and visitors wear a face covering of some sort.

“As we learn more about COVID-19, evidence continues to mount that face coverings play a critical role in reducing transmission,” said Governor Brown. “We have to live with this disease for a while. And that is going to require adjusting our habits––taking . . .

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