UPDATED 6:32 PM PT – Tuesday, August 24, 2021
The governor of Oregon has mandated all residents to wear a face mask regardless of their vaccination status. In a video post to Twitter on Tuesday, Gov. Kate Brown (D-Ore.) said starting August 27, masks would be required in all outdoor areas.
Brown also advised people to wear a mask indoors at home if they were unable to maintain social distancing. However, the governor clarified her suggestion didn’t mean people needed to wear a mask when they do certain activities, such as walk their dog in the morning.
Rather, she asked residents to “use common sense.” The Democrat went on to say, “masks will be required in all public outdoor settings where physical distancing is not possible, regardless of vaccination status.”
Today we have 1,000 COVID-19 patients in our hospitals. I’m continuing to take actions to protect Oregonians and save lives.
Effective Friday 8/27, masks will be required in public outdoors settings where physical distancing is not possible, regardless of vaccination status. pic.twitter.com/0EU6bteTPU
— Governor Kate Brown (@OregonGovBrown) August 24, 2021
Brown’s decision came as she announced Tuesday marked 1,000 COVID-19 patients in state hospitals.