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AROUND OREGON: Now, Oregon mask mandate spreads to offices

All workers in Oregon are now required to wear masks indoors even if they stay 6 feet away from others, the Oregon Health Authority announced Monday.

The new rules require anyone in a public or private workplace to wear a mask or face covering. Masks also must now be worn in classrooms and meeting rooms. The only exception is when someone is “alone in an office or private workspace,” the guidance said.

The change comes with a growing scientific consensus that the coronavirus can spread via aerosol, smaller particles of fluid that can linger in the air and travel farther than 6 feet.

It also follows fresh warnings by health officials that the numbers of people infected with . . .