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Governor Kate Brown Adds County to Regional Requirement Following Request from County Commission
Portland, OR—Governor Kate Brown today announced that Clatsop County will require face coverings in indoor public spaces, effective July 1. Clatsop County will be added to the Oregon Health Authority guidance that went into effect June 24 for seven other counties (Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Marion, Polk, Hood River, and Lincoln). The guidance applies to businesses and members of the public visiting those businesses.

The Governor made this decision based on a request from the Clatsop County Board of Commissioners. Any other county may request that the Governor apply the same face covering requirements to their county.

The Governor’s Office continues to strongly recommend that Oregonians in all counties wear face coverings in public, both indoors and outdoors, especially when six feet of distance from other individuals cannot be maintained. Reopening will only be successful if all Oregonians take steps to help prevent additional infections by wearing face coverings, practicing physical distancing, washing hands, and staying home when sick.

Additional guidance and information about the reopening process under the Governor’s plan to build a safe and strong Oregon is available at .


Liz Merah
Nikki Fisher
Charles Boyle