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Medford Mayor and Council Voice Support for Mandatory Face Coverings

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Medford Mayor and Council Voice Support for Mandatory Face Coverings

Face Covering Requirement - EnglishFace Covering Requirement - SpanishMayor Wheeler and the Medford City Council expressed their support for the current statewide face-covering requirement during the City Council Meeting on July 2, and urged citizens to adhere to the guidelines when visiting public indoor spaces.

Mayor Wheeler gave the following statement:

“On Wednesday, July 1 Governor Brown’s statewide face-covering requirement went into effect. We’d like to express our support for this requirement and encourage all of our citizens to wear a face-covering when visiting public indoor spaces.

By wearing a face covering, maintaining six feet of physical distance and washing our hands for 20 seconds we can help slow the spread of COVID-19 and avoid reverting back to phase one or shutting down our community for a second time.

Please do your part to protect one another. Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay covered. Our health and economy depend on it.”

Masks, face shields and face coverings are currently required statewide for indoor public spaces (for example, grocery stores, pharmacies, public transit, personal services providers, restaurants, bars, retail stores, and more). In addition, face coverings are required in outdoor public spaces when physical distancing is not possible.

Children age 5 and up are required to wear a face covering. People with a disability or medical condition may request accommodation from the business if they cannot wear one. Get more information at:

To access additional data on the total COVID-19 cases, visit the Situation in Jackson County, Oregon webpage.


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