Governor Brown announced the return of a statewide public indoor mask mandate effective Friday, August 13th
. View Governor’s mask fact sheet here
. The rule applies to all indoor
locations regardless of physical distancing and vaccination status. The mask requirement is not required for private homes, private transportation when not used for ridesharing, and private individual workspace with a closed door.
OR-OSHA has published an official temporary rule.
The rule states that employers (persons responsible for the indoor space) must:
- Ensure that employees, contractors and volunteers comply with the mask mandate
- “Make reasonable efforts” to ensure customer, guests, visitors comply with the rule
- Post signs at every entrance to the indoor space. Note: OHA Model sign attached and here. You can also make your own.
The rule also indicates that an individual OR person responsible for an indoor space/employer is subject to civil penalties of up to $500 per day per violation. OR-OSHA has filed an enforcement advisory memo which can be found here. OR-OSHA will be the primary employer enforcer and they will rely on their penalty matrix. View OR-OSHA penalty matrix here.