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Oregon is Now Pushing for Permanent Mask Mandate

It’s no surprise to note how certain state and local governments are more enthusiastic than others in ordering lockdowns, as well as vaccine and mask mandates. Undoubtedly, this is now trending along partisan lines, with Democrat-run governments pursuing stricter Covid policies, while Republican-run leadership opting for a more measured and freedom-based approach

Presently, there are six states – Illinois, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii – which still require most residents to wear masks in indoor public places, regardless of the individual’s vaccination status.

Arguably, the most leftwing of all of these governments is Oregon under the command of America’s most radical leftwing governor, Kate Brown, who has become a big promoter of mask wearing.

This week, Governor Brown, a lame duck in her final term, is marshalling her state deep into the authoritarian mask zone – perhaps permanently. But this latest announcement is certain to trigger a backlash, as many (including those of the political left) have now come to realize how Democrat politicians have completely overplayed their draconian-hypochondriac hand when it comes to all things Covid.

Paul Sacca at The Blaze writes…

Oregon is taking it to another level by considering indefinite mask mandates.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) met on Thursday for about two hours to begin the process of drafting an order to make the state’s indoor mask requirement permanent. The OHA’s Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) discussed what the new indefinite face mask mandate would look like and the impact it could have on the public.

“Community stakeholders, including those from the hospitality and faith sectors, joined in the meeting,” KOMO reported. “People from the Seventh Day Adventists Church, the High Desert Museum, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and McMenamins were a part of the conversation.”

Some of the private business representatives expressed concerns about people not wanting to comply with mask mandates.

“Getting people to comply is getting harder,” said Paloma Sparks from the Oregon Business & Industry Association.

Dr. Paul Cieslak – the medical director for communicable diseases and immunizations with OHA – said just because the rule would be permanent doesn’t mean it will be enacted forever.

“Permanent means indefinite. It doesn’t necessarily mean permanent,” Dr. Cieslak told KATU. “We can repeal it as well, but we are only allowed to have a temporary rule for 180 days, and anything that goes beyond 180 days, we cannot extend it”….

Continue this story at The Blaze

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