On Wednesday, it’s masks for everybody going into stores, restaurants and other locations

Masks are mandatory all across Malheur County starting on Wednesday, a move that comes as the county posted a record number of new Covid cases.

State authorities are directing that everyone wear a mask when going indoors, including retailers, restaurants and office settings.

The masks aren’t required when people are exercising indoors or if there is a medical condition that makes a face covering a challenge.

Gov. Kate Brown announced the mandate on Monday as the number of infections continues to climb across Oregon.

Leaders across the country are now urging Americans to use masks, a concept that has proven controversial in Malheur County and throughout Oregon.

Vice President Mike Pence was the latest to urge covering up, wearing one to a briefing in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday

Sen. Mitch McConnell, U.S . . .