Q: I am not fully vaccinated. Do I need to continue to wear a mask?
A. Generally yes, unless you are:
- At your own residence
- In your own vehicle
- Unless interacting at a drive-through or gas station
- Under 5 years old, or under 2 years old on public transportation
- Actively eating or drinking
- Engaged in an activity where mask wearing is not possible
- In a private, individual workspace
- Required to briefly remove your mask to confirm your identity
- But – the Oregon Health Authority strongly recommends that people who are unvaccinated or who are at risk for severe COVID-19 disease continue to wear a mask when in outdoor crowded areas or large gatherings
- Indoors in a private home gathering where all others are fully vaccinated and you are at low risk for severe COVID-19
Q: I am fully vaccinated. Do I need to continue to wear a mask?
A. Generally no, unless you are in:
- Any setting where the owner or operator continues to require masks.
- Health care settings.
- Adult jails and correctional facilities.
- Youth detention and correctional facilities.
- Shelters and transitional housing.
- K-12 schools. (Fully vaccinated individuals must follow Ready School, Safe Learners (RSSL) guidance).
- Planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation.
- U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and bus stations.
Q: So even when I’m fully vaccinated, I may have to wear a mask when I go to work or visit a business?
A. Yes. Businesses and workplaces must still require masks, unless they:
- Have a policy for checking for proof of vaccination,
- Request proof of vaccination status from each individual entering, AND
- Review each person's proof of vaccination before allowing entry
Q: What if I have a medical condition or disability that prevents me from wearing a mask?
A. You can request an accommodation from a business, public space, or workplace
- For more information on accommodations, visit the Bureau of Labor & Industries’ page on masks
For more information on Covid mask guidelines, see