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Regional Interests

Oregon State Fair is a test of new outdoor mask mandate

A file photo of a pig looking out of its pen at the 2015 Oregon State Fair.
A file photo of a pig looking out of its pen at the 2015 Oregon State Fair.

The Oregon State Fair opened on Friday, the same day the statewide outdoor mask mandate took effect. While the fair is requiring vendors and security staff to mask up, it’s unclear exactly how the mandate is being enforced for the general public. Marion County, where the state fair takes place, reported 528 new COVID cases over the weekend. We hear from Marion County commissioner and chair of the Oregon State Fair Council Board Kevin Cameron.

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