Oregon mask guidance updated for fully vaccinated
Following new guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Governor Kate Brown announced today that Oregon will be following this guidance, which only applies to fully-vaccinated individuals. The guidance takes effect today.
- Oregonians who are fully-vaccinated no longer need to wear masks or social distance in most public spaces.
- There are a few exceptions, such as public transportation, hospitals, correctional facilities, and long-term care facilities.
You can read more about the new guidance on the Oregon Vaccine News blog or watch the video of Governor Brown’s statement here.
Western states approve vaccinations for people 12 and older
On May 12, the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup agreed to extend COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to people ages 12 and older.
The workgroup concluded that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is “safe and effective in this age group and supports its use.”
It’s important to note, the only vaccine approved for people 12 through 17 years is the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. You can search for vaccination by manufacturer here.
Read more about the workgroup decision on the Oregon Vaccine News blog.