No, Oregon's proposed 'permanent' mask rule is not going to remain in place forever

The ‘permanent’ designation means the rule would have no built-in expiration date, but state health officials could still lift it when it’s safe to do so.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon state health officials are scheduled to hold a hearing at 10 a.m. Thursday to consider adopting a permanent indoor face mask rule. But what does “permanent” mean?

A large number of recent social media posts, right-wing outlet headlines and even some mainstream news sites have presented the word “permanent” without context in the headline, implying at first glance that the rule will continue forever.


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