(Salem, OR) -- Governor Kate Brown is issuing a statewide indoor mask mandate and ordering executive branch employees to be fully vaccinated COVID-19. Brown announced the directives yesterday in response to models that show Oregon hospitals will soon be overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients. The vaccination requirement will also apply to Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries and Department of Justice employees. She's urging leaders of the legislative and judicial branches to make the same requirement. The vaccination deadline is October 18th, or six weeks after a COVID-19 vaccine receives full approval from the federal government. Brown plans a news conference today to make the official announcement.