Oregon’s indoor mask rules are more relaxed for extracurricular activities than for class time.
The latest Oregon Department of Education framework says all students aged 5 and older must wear a face covering indoors during school hours but adds that “a person is not required to wear a face covering indoors when playing competitive extracurricular sport at any level.”
The Oregon School Activities Association sent an email to school administrators Friday to help clarify the Oregon Health Authority rules. According to OSAA:
Students are not required to wear masks when practicing or participating in indoor competitive sports, playing an instrument with the mouth or performing in choir. They must wear masks in weight rooms and during indoor choir practices.
Coaches, contest officials, spectators and students on the sidelines must still wear masks indoors.
Masks for all are encouraged but not required for outdoor sports, unless mandated by the county.
If a local government has a more restrictive rule than the state requirements, schools must follow the most restrictive regulations.
The state has not set capacity limits.
Schools can also set more restrictive mask requirements than the rules from the OHA.