Oregon requires masks indoors, vaccines for state employees

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surge in Oregon, Gov. Kate Brown announced Tuesday that she is issuing two new coronavirus-related mandates — a vaccination requirement for state employees and statewide indoor mask requirements. Details about the statewide mask requirement will be released during a news conference Wednesday. State employees will be required to be fully vaccinated on or before Oct. 18 or six weeks after a COVID-19 vaccine receives full approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, whichever is later.