Coronavirus, health, OREGON

Oregon Health Authority will lift indoor mask mandate by end of March

File photo: Chas Hundley

In a sudden turnaround, the Oregon Health Authority announced Monday it will lift the state’s indoor mask requirements by the end of March for indoor places, including schools.

The announcement came on the same day that the agency filed a permanent state rule requiring masks indoors in public places with the Secretary of State’s Office. The rule was put in place to ensure mask requirements continued. The temporary rule expires on Tuesday.

The health authority indicated in a statement that its decision was guided . . .

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