HSD, in Response to State Revision, Not Requiring Masks Outdoors

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In response to the state’s announcement today, Hermiston School District will follow state guidance and not require individuals to wear a mask when outdoors.

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Oregon Health Authority announced an update to temporary rules OAR 333-019-1025 and OAR 333-019-1015, revising the statewide indoor/outdoor face-covering rule and the K12 face-covering rule.

The update, which is effective immediately, lifts the outdoor face-covering requirement only.

The revision to OAR 333-019-1025 maintains a statewide requirement for mask use in indoor settings and removes the requirement for everyone age 5 or older to wear a face-covering outdoors, where people from separate households gather.

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