Mask Up, Lake Oswego

Face Coverings, masks or face shields are required statewide in indoor public spaces and in outdoor public places when physical distancing is not possible. Children age 5 and up are required to wear a face covering. People with a disability or medical condition may request accommodation from the business if they cannot wear one.

Wearing a face covering protects our community and helps reduce the spread of COVID-19. We have a shared responsibility to protect each other:

  • Wear face coverings
  • Maintain physical distancing
  • Wash and sanitize your hands
  • Stay home when sick

Let's keep doing our part to protect ourselves and our community. Stay covered, Lake Oswego.

#MaskUpLO Contest

Who do you mask up for? Let’s see those selfies! Snap a masked selfie wearing a face covering properly at your favorite spot in Lake Oswego. Post it to your social media account using #MaskUpLO and tagging the City of Lake Oswego (Instagram @cityoflakeoswego, Facebook @LOOregon, or Twitter @LakeOswegoInfo) to enter for a chance to win a $50 gift card to a local LO business of your choice!

Each week for the month of August, a winner will be selected at random to receive a $50 gift card to a local Lake Oswego business of their choice.

Contest Rules

  • Contest is open to all ages.
  • Photos must show the face covering being worn correctly (over the nose AND mouth).
  • Only photos of those wearing a face covering properly will be considered to win.
  • Photos must be taken in Lake Oswego.
  • Photos may be used in City print or electronic media.
  • No purchase or payment required to enter.
  • Winners select a $50 gift card to a local Lake Oswego business of their choice (available for merchandise or services only, not redeemable for cash).
  • City employees are encouraged to participate, but will not be eligible for prizes.
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by or associated with Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.


  • The contest begins at 12:01 a.m. (PST) Monday, August 3 and runs until 11:59 p.m. (PST) Sunday, August 30 (“promotion period”).
  • One winner will be awarded each week during the promotion period.
  • Entries received prior to or after the promotion period are disqualified.

How to Wear a Cloth Face Covering

Your face covering should:

  • Reach above the nose, below the chin, and completely cover the mouth and nostrils
  • Fit snugly against the sides of the face
  • Be made of multiple layers of fabric that you can still breathe through
  • Be able to be laundered and machine dried without damaging the material or shape

The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators.  Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by the CDC.

How to Make a Face Covering

The CDC has helpful tutorials and guidelines on making your own face coverings.

Try creating a cloth face covering using bandanas, ski masks, washable napkins, dish towels, curtains, quilted sheets, t-shirts or even car covers! You can use shoe laces or other items found around the house too for the ear loops!

Compliance with Face Covering Mandate

Questions or complaints about enforcement of face coverings? Contact Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA)! OSHA is leading the enforcement of face covering requirements for all Oregon businesses. Complaints can be filed online through their website or call 503-378-3272 with questions.

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