Oregon will end mask mandate March 19

Masked volunteers provide masks and other Covid prevention items to people in an event last year in Ontario. (Enterprise file photo)

The last of the pandemic limits Oregonians have endured for two years are ending, with state authorities lifting mask requirements Friday, March 19, and the state of emergency ending April 1, state officials announced Thursday.

That means that this spring, life in Oregon will officially be back to normal though the virus is not going away. But the announcements indicate that state officials think that it is time . . .