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Gov. Brown Lifts Mask Requirement For Fully Vaccinated Oregonians

Rachael McDonald

Oregonians who are fully vaccinated no longer need to wear masks or social distance. Governor Kate Brown made the announcement via video Thursday.

That’s after the Centers For Disease Control issued updated guidelines for people who have been fully vaccinated. There are exceptions including on public transportation and in health care settings. 

“Oregonians now have a choice of how to protect themselves and others from COVID-19: either get vaccinated, or continue wearing a mask and following physical distancing requirements.” Brown said. “The new CDC guidance makes clear that vaccines are the best tool to protect yourself, and everyone around you.”

Brown said the Oregon Health Authority will provide updated guidelines for workplaces in the coming days. She said nothing is changing for schools for this academic year. 

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Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.
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