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The Oregon governor’s appearance at the gala coincides with a push for a “permanent” indoor mask mandate in the state.
Brown’s maskless gallivanting illustrates an apparent dissonance with her own state policies.
In Augustus, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), part of Brown’s administration, reinstated an outdoor mask mandate for crowded settings amid the COVID-19 delta variant uptick.
The OHA reversed the outdoor mask mandate last month but maintained an indoor mandate. The Beaver State remains one of a handful of states that still has an indoor mask mandate in place.
Verlede week, the OHA put together a Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) to discuss the implementation of a “permanent” mandaat vir binnenshuise maskers.
Dr. Paul Cieslak, the medical director for communicable diseases and immunizations with OHA, explained to KATU that OHA’s potential “permanent” indoor mask mandate is not necessarily permanent because it can be repealed.
“Permanent means indefinite. It doesn’t necessarily mean permanent,” Cieslak said. “We can repeal it as well, but we are only allowed to have a temporary rule for 180 dae, and anything that goes beyond 180 dae, we cannot extend it.”
The RAC reportedly met with OHA for approximately two hours.
Brown’s office referred Fox News to her campaign, which didn’t immediately return a request for comment.
Fox News’ Jon Brown contributed reporting.