With a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases, medical community urges Oregonians to wear face coverings to fight the spread
Lake Oswego – Becky Hultberg, President and CEO of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, released the following statement in support of Governor Kate Brown’s statewide public facemask requirement.
“The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems stands in support of Governor Kate Brown’s statewide public facemask requirement. We know that when we all make the choice to wear a face covering in public, we are doing our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. With cases on the rise rapidly across the state, it is now more important than ever to take this step to protect our loved ones, our neighbors, and our communities. Further, if we are to coexist alongside the disease, wide adoption of public facemasks is an essential factor in keeping our businesses and public spaces open. OAHHS urges all Oregonians to wear a facemasks in public, and to help reinforce this critical message by talking to your friends and family about the importance of wearing a facemask in public.”