The State of Oregon continues to monitor the latest information from the Department of Health and Center for Disease Control (CDC) regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. We ask community members to stay informed, calm and vigilant to keep you, your loved ones and our communities safe.
Tips to help protect yourself, your loved ones and your community
- Remain informed and follow guidelines from public health officials
- Please cover your face if you go out into public
- Practice physical distancing, staying at least 6 feet from others
- Stay home if you are sick
- Don't gather
- Get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19
- Wash your hands often
- Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
Face covers required while in public
Due to the rise of COVID-19 cases throughout Oregon, a Statewide face covering is mandate now in effect and requires the use of face coverings in public for everyone over the age of 5, unless someone has a medical condition that makes it unsafe for them to wear one. Click here to learn more.
Wearing a face cover in public helps prevent the spread of illness and saves lives by preventing the spread of illness from people who are pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic. Please help keep those around you safe and wear a face covering when in public, both indoor and outdoors (where you can’t stay 6 feet away from others). Remember: face covers should be worn in addition to practicing other health and safety measures including keeping a safe distance from others and washing your hands often.
How to properly wear a face cover
- Wash your hands before putting on your face cover
- Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin
- Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face
- Make sure you can breathe easily
- Wash your hands frequently
- Avoid touching your cover and face (wash your hands if you do)
- Continue to maintain at least 6 feet of distance with others as much as possible
- Wash your face cover after every use
- For safety reasons, children under the age of 2 should not wear a cloth cover