|Starting April 3, workers, patients and visitors in Oregon health care settings will not be required to wear masks.
OHA is canceling some parts of the state rule that require workers in health care settings—such as hospitals, mobile clinics, ambulances, outpatient facilities, dental offices, urgent care centers, counseling offices, school-based health centers, complementary and alternative medicine locations—to wear masks. The requirement has been in effect since August 2021.
Note: some health care settings may decide to continue requiring masks even after the statewide requirement is lifted.
In addition, the executive order that gave hospitals needed flexibility to respond to a surge in respiratory infections will expire Monday, March 6.
The decision to end statewide health care setting mask requirements aligns with decisions in other states, including Washington.