Health Outreach and Education

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