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State to finally drop health care facility mask mandate April 3rd

Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Human Services sent this bulletin at 03/03/2023 08:15 AM PST

Salem, Ore.— Workers, patients and visitors in health care settings will no longer be required to wear masks starting April 3, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced today.

OHA is rescinding provisions in Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 333-019-1011 that require workers in health care settings – such as hospitals, mobile clinics, ambulances, outpatient facilities, dental offices, urgent care centers, counseling offices, school-based health centers, complementary and alternative medicine locations – to wear masks. The requirement has been in effect since August 2021.

In addition, Executive Order 22-24 will expire on March 6, 2023. The emergency gave hospitals needed flexibility to respond to a surge in respiratory infections, including COVID-19, RSV and influenza.

The decision to end statewide health care mask requirements aligns with decisions in other states, including Washington.

Don Williams
Don Williamshttps://lincolncityhomepage.com
Don Williams serves as publisher and editor of The Lincoln City Homepage.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Great idea with 1000 people a day still dying from this deadly disease. Who is making these decisions that puts citizens in risk of contracting Covid. Shame on you!

  2. A nice big scam to destroy the American economy, our way of life and put power
    into the hands of self serving bureaucrats like Dr. Doom faucci, America’s excuse for a leprechaun.
    I am so sick of masks and seeing morons in the store wearing them, it’s creepy.
    and you just keep your face mask away from me, weirdo. Wear a sock over your head, it’ll be better.

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