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Masks are back: Oregon becomes first state in US to reimpose OUTDOOR mask mandate, regardless of vaccination status 

Oregon has become the first state to order residents to wear masks outdoors in public - even if they have been vaccinated - amid a fresh surge in COVID cases and hospitalizations.

In an announcement on Twitter, Governor Kate Brown announced that everyone over the age of five will be required to wear masks when gathering outside 'where physical distancing is not possible,' regardless of their vaccination status, starting on Friday August 27.

'Masks have been proven to be effective at reducing transmission and are a necessary measure right now, even in some outdoor settings, to help us fight COVID and to protect one another,' Brown said.

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