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New requirements for face coverings and social gatherings

COVID-19 Response Team

Governor Kate Brown issued new requirements for face coverings and limits on social gatherings that go into effect today.

  • Oregon’s face covering requirement has been expanded to outdoor public spaces when six feet of distance cannot be maintained.
  • Indoor social get-togethers of more than 10 people are prohibited. This does not include businesses, churches or classrooms.

Brown also shared these facts about COVID-19 in Oregon.

  • More cases were reported in Oregon during the past week than in all of May.
  • Oregon has counted more than 100 new cases each day for more than a month now.
  • People under 30 account for one third of Oregon’s cases. Those under 40 make up half of the total cases.
  • Those in their 20s and 30s are currently the most likely group to get sick with COVID.

“We need to do absolutely everything we can to reduce transmission in ways that do not require us to close down businesses again," said Brown. “The proof here will be in the numbers. Either people will adhere to this requirement and be a positive force for stopping COVID-19, or I will be forced to take more restrictive measures. It all depends on you. Your choices determine our future."

If you forget to bring your mask to campus, single-use masks are available at the Service Center. Please call when you arrive (503-370-6300), and the staff will let you in. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

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