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Health officials: Masks required for large outdoor events – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2021-09-13 12:40:13 –

Olympia, WA (AP) —As of Monday, anyone attending an outdoor event attending more than 500 people in Washington must wear a face cover regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

Governor Jay Inslee announced his mission last week. Outdoor events are considered to have a low risk of COVID-19 infection, but five outdoor Superspreader events have infected more than 500 people at concerts, trade fairs and rodeos throughout Washington.

The state’s hospitalization rate is at its highest level ever during a pandemic, imposing an outdoor mask obligation.

The Washington State Department of Health encourages hospitals to “limit and reduce selective treatment” in order to maintain sufficient capacity.

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