Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said she will be rolling back a number of the state’s reopening measures in response to a growing number of coronavirus cases.
Speaking at an afternoon news conference, Brown said she is expanding Oregon’s mask mandate to now cover anyone ages 5 and older. She said the state recommends children as young as 2 wear masks. Additionally, she said all exceptions to the mask mandate will be removed.
Brown said the state will now mandate all restaurants and bars close by 10 p.m. local time nightly.
She will also lower indoor gathering sizes in public venues to 100, down from 250. The number of people allowed to gather outdoors will remain unchanged at 250.
The new rules are set to take effect on Friday.