Oregon Mask Guidelines

Masks are not required for most indoor settings, but you still need to wear a mask in health care settings to keep everyone safe. Some businesses and schools may still choose to require masks. People may also choose to continue to wear well-fitting masks to protect themselves and others. Oregon’s full rule on masking, including a list of health care settings where masks are still required, is located here.

Quarantine Requirements Are Lifted for Most Populations

This means most people do not need to quarantine when exposed to someone with COVID-19. You still must stay away from others if you test positive for COVID-19 or have COVID-19 symptoms after exposure.

Vaccination Requirements

Healthcare Providers and Healthcare Staff
FAQ (4/1/22)

OHA Healthcare Resources for Health Care Providers


COVID-19 Pandemic Public Health Emergency Expiration (OHA, 3/15/22)
The Oregon Health Authority’s Health Care Regulation & Quality Improvement (HCRQI) section regulates hospitals and other health care facilities across Oregon. The federal and state Public Health Emergency declarations due COVID-19 pandemic have offered many flexibilities and other regulatory waivers for Oregon licensed health care facilities in response to the state of emergency. This memo provides an initial summary of the impacts of expiring declarations.

Hospital and Health Care Facility Regulatory Flexibilities
Although the April 1st lifting of Executive Order 20-3 was announced by Governor Brown, this change will not impact the following:
Hospitals and other health care facilities can continue to utilize the federal CMS 1135 waivers until they expire. While OHA – HCRQI does not have any information about extension of the federal waivers past April 16, 2022, CMS has stated that the expiration will include a reasonable phase-out period for the items listed above.

Health Care Workforce Flexibilities
Please refer to specific health professional regulatory boards for detailed information about expiration of temporary licenses and authorizations to practice in Oregon.

Medicaid Flexibilities
Please refer to specific guidance regarding Medicaid Flexibilities

Additional Regulatory Requirements
Masking in health care facilities – refer to OHA Rules and FAQs.

Revised CMS Infection control and screening requirements for entering hospitals and acute & continuing care facilities

Contact Information for additional questions: Call (971) 673-0540 or email [email protected]

Additional Resources

NAHC: COVID-19 Resources
OHA: COVID-19 News
OHA: COVID-19 Updates
WHO: COVID-19 Pandemic