man wearing a face covering in a shop, using his phone to pay

Updated April 8, 2021

As of April 9, Multnomah County is in the “High Risk” category of the Governor’s health and safety framework. See the State’s guidance based on county risk level

View all statewide guidance, including sector guidance

OSHA Temporary Rules

Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) added temporary rules to address workplace risks from COVID-19. The OSHA temporary rules became effective November 16. 

See OSHA temporary rule summary

There are a number of OSHA requirements, including specific rules for many different business sectors. For a complete list, see the full OSHA Temporary Rule Addressing COVID-19 Workplace Risks

OSHA Temporary COVID-19 Standards Poster in English and Spanish

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Face Coverings

Face coverings are required in indoor public spaces in Oregon for everyone age 5 and older. They are also required outdoors when you cannot keep 6 feet from others.

Employees, volunteers and contractors must wear face coverings even when working behind a plexiglass barrier. Face coverings must be provided to all employees at no charge to them.

A person with a disability or medical condition may request accommodation from a business if they are unable to wear a mask, face shield or face covering.

Employees & Testing

What to do if an employee tests positive for COVID-19»

As of November 16, OSHA requires employers to notify employees within 24 hours when they were exposed to or affected by an individual at work with a confirmed positive COVID-19 test.

OSHA also requires that employees be allowed to work at home during quarantine or isolation, if suitable work is available and their condition allows it. Workers must be allowed to return to their previous job duties at the end of their quarantine or isolation period. 

See OSHA’s COVID-19 webpage for details.>> 

If you are an employer, we do not recommend asking employees to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test as a condition of employment.  There are better ways to protect your workplace from COVID-19 infection.

If an employer requires testing as a condition of employment, they must pay for that expense.   

We ask employers and their employees to cooperate with case investigators and contact tracers. This is our best strategy for stopping the spread.

Workplace Safety Concerns and Violations

Printable poster says Clean hands save lives: Wash hands, use sanitizer

Signs & Posters

See specific sector guidance to determine which posters you will need.

Oregon Health Authority Posters


Clean hands save lives

Arabic | Chinese Simplified | Chinese Traditional | Korean | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

Stay Home if You Are Sick

Do you have these symptoms?

Arabic | Chinese Simplified | Chinese Traditional | Korean | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

Physical Distancing

Going out? Stay apart.

Arabic | Chinese Simplified | Chinese Traditional | Korean | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

Maximum Occupancy

Occupancy Sign

Arabic | Simplified Chinese | Traditional Chinese | Chuukese | Hmong | Korean | Marshallese | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese


Why sign in?

Arabic | Chinese Simplified | Chinese Traditional | Chuukese | Hmong | Korean | Marshallese Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

Multnomah County Signs

These signs were created by Multnomah County

Face Coverings

Protect Yourself and Everyone Else  

Chinese Simplified  | Chinese Traditional | Russian | Somali | Spanish (309.91 KB) | Vietnamese

How to use a cloth face covering (1.09 MB)

Cleaning and Sanitizing Guidelines

English  | Spanish | Chinese Traditional | Chinese Simplified | Russian | Thai | Korean | Vietnamese | Arabic

Open With Care Poster

Poster shows what businesses are doing to keep customers and employees safe.

English | Spanish | Russian | Chinese (Simplified) | Vietnamese 

Shareable image says: Opening with care!

More Reopening Tools

Find Supplies

  • Resource Request Form - Business and community groups can request face coverings and bulk sanitizer using this form. 

More Information

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

Phone numbers

  • Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at 833.604.0880
  • Prosper Portland Business Line: 503.823.3200
  • Gresham Chamber of Commerce: 503.665.1131