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What Oregon Businesses Need to Know About OHA’s Updated Face Mask Requirements
By Heather Fossity & Amy Angel
Barran Liebman law firm,

The Oregon Health Authority’s recent guidance details additional mask, face shield, or face covering requirements for covered Oregon businesses. Starting June 24, 2020, certain businesses must require customers and visitors (in addition to employees, contractors, and volunteers, as previously required) to wear a mask, face shield, or face covering, unless an exemption applies or an accommodation is required.

Existing guidance already mandated certain Oregon businesses to require their employees, contractors, and volunteers to wear a face mask, face shield, or face covering including:

– grocery stores,
– fitness-related organizations,
– pharmacies,
– public transit agencies and providers,
– personal services providers,
– restaurants, bars, breweries, brewpubs, wineries, tasting rooms and distilleries,
– retail stores, shopping centers and malls,
– ride sharing services,
– indoor licensed swimming pools, licensed spa pool and sports court operators,
– indoor entertainment facility operators,
– indoor recreational sports operators for specified sports, and
– indoor venue operators.

The updated guidance extends the requirement to wear a mask or face shield to all customers and visitors of the above businesses in Clackamas, Hood River, Lincoln, Marion, Multnomah, Polk and Washington counties.

While face mask, face shield, and face covering requirements do not apply to businesses not expressly listed, other businesses should review applicable sector guidance and general guidance for employers for other requirements, recommendations, and
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