Oregon to order indoor mask mandate for vaccinated and unvaccinated residents across state

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) will resume a statewide indoor mask mandate for all residents, regardless of their vaccination status, to combat a rise in COVID-19 cases, her office announced Tuesday.

The big picture: Oregon is the third state, after Hawaii and Louisiana, to require residents who are fully vaccinated against the virus to wear masks.

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  • Oregon, which has recorded some of the lowest numbers of cases and deaths from the coronavirus in the U.S., has seen its daily average of 110 a month ago rise to 1,180, the New York Times notes.

What to watch: The state will also require state agency workers to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 18, or earlier if a vaccine receives federal approval.

  • Brown will formally announce the measures on Wednesday.

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