On July 27, 2021, the Oregon Health Authority recommended universal mask use for all public indoor settings, and on July 30, Governor Kate Brown directed all state employees (regardless of vaccination status) in any indoor state agency space to wear face coverings; the requirement also applies to visitors and customers who enter state agency indoor spaces.

Benton County continues to prioritize the health and safety of employees and community members. As of Tuesday, August 3, all Benton County employees and members of the public are required to wear face coverings in any indoor County facility. Benton County will provide face masks for community members at the main entrance to indoor County facilities. Signage alerting individuals that face coverings are required when visiting our indoor facilities has been posted. Thank you for your continued help to keep our community safe.

Board of Commissioner meetings and advisory committee meetings remain open to the public and are available online through GoToMeeting and streaming on Facebook.