We have had some patients become very upset with our clinic staff over the face mask mandate, but having to wear a mask is not our decision. The Oregon Health Authority never lifted the mandate for healthcare settings. It is said that because healthcare settings are places where people who are the most vulnerable to serious complications from COVID-19 converge, masking should continue. All healthcare clinics and hospitals in Oregon, Washington, and California are continuing this practice. Our doors could be closed if we do not comply. In order to stay in business, we kindly ask that as we wear them for our entire nine-plus hour day, that you keep them up for the duration of your appointment from entrance to exit. We will endure the discomfort together and we appreciate you!