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Oregon Update

May 25, 2021

The last few weeks have seen seismic shifts in the COVID-19 workplace safety landscape. Below is a state-by-state summary of some of the most important changes (and continued requirements):

On May 18, 2021, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) issued Interim Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals to provide that fully vaccinated employees are not required to wear a mask or physical distance in the workplace, provided the employer has a policy in place to check the vaccination status of all individuals before they enter the establishment. OHA also issued corresponding FAQs.

If an employer does not create such a policy, all employees must wear masks and physical distance in the workplace, regardless of vaccination status.

Additionally, employers may require all employees to wear masks and physical distance, regardless of vaccination status.  

Oregon OSHA has stated that employers must ensure all physical distancing and mask requirements are enforced consistent with OHA guidance. 

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It does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal or medical advice.