Like many states, Oregon requires employees and customers to wear masks while in public places in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. To enforce this, Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued several executive orders, in addition to the Oregon Health Authority publishing extensive industry-specific guidance.

As family businesses open their doors, the requirements—and their exemptions—may seem confusing. This helpful advisory provides a summary of the current requirements, as well as suggested best practices for businesses.

The facts, laws, and regulations regarding COVID-19 are developing rapidly. Since the date of publication, there may be new or additional information not referenced in this advisory. Please consult with your legal counsel for guidance.

DWT will continue to provide up-to-date insights and virtual events regarding COVID-19 concerns. Our most recent insights, as well as information about recorded and upcoming virtual events, are available at