Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced Wednesday that she is extending the face-covering requirement from seven counties to the entire state.
Brown said the requirement, “generally applies to all indoor places where the public may go. This means grocery stores, pharmacies, and shops. It means lobbies, elevators and restrooms. It means gyms, restaurants, and churches.”
Speaking at a news conference in Portland Wednesday, the governor said there would be exceptions to the rule.
The mandate does not extend to children under 12. It also makes accommodations for those with a medical condition where wearing a mask could be potentially dangerous, for those eating or drinking in a restaurant, and if physical exertion makes it difficult to wear a face covering while exercising, provided a six-foot distance is maintained, she said.