Oregon is set to remove general mask requirements for indoor public places by the end of March. State health officials made the announcement yesterday and say mask requirements for schools will be lifted on March 31, 2022. However, officials say mask requirements need to stay in place for now, as hospitalizations crest. Oregon has the third lowest case rate in the nation since the start of the pandemic.
Oregon Health Authority says the State’s compliance with mask rules and its high vaccination rates blunted the Omicron surge and prevented hospitals from breaking.