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COVID-19 Response

To All Our Stakeholders Regarding COVID-19 

Updated April 27, 2022

The health and well-being of our Corpsmembers, Staff and our Central Oregon communities is paramount, and we take COVID-19 safety very seriously. Heart of Oregon Corps provides paid job training, education, and stewardship that empowers and inspires positive change in the lives of young people. We deem it critical to offer these opportunities as a part of national pandemic recovery efforts. We believe our local community and youth need us now more than ever. 


Heart of Oregon Corps is operating all six youth programs. Our offices are open! Visit our Locations page for office hours and maps.


HOC has lifted its corpsmember vaccine mandate as of 4/27/22.  HOC lifted mask requirements indoors and outdoors, and quarantine requirements on March 12, 2022.  Masks are welcomed, but not required at HOC. 

HOC's staff vaccine mandate, ventilation strategies, and "stay home if you are sick and seek testing," and isolation/return to work protocols remain in place. 

Vaccinations (staff only):  
Heart of Oregon Corps has implemented a staff vaccine mandate in alignment with the state education vaccine mandate, and to promote the safest environment possible. HOC’s staff vaccine mandate requires all staff to be fully vaccinated  and to submit proof of vaccination, or be approved for a Medical, Religious, or "60 Day" Exception. More detailed information is available below in the full "Protocols 4.0." 

Find a Vaccine: 

Our Staff Leadership Team and Steve Smith of Experiential Consulting collaborated to create and continuously update protocols for operating our Corps in a COVID-19 environment. These protocols and related forms are available below.

HOC's COVID-19 Protocols and Forms

COVID-19 Central Oregon Medical Care and Testing Resources

  • Central Oregon COVID-19 hotline: 541-699-5109
  • - Medical Care for COVID-19, call 541-383-3005 before coming in.
    - Oregon Health Plan Enrollment Hotline: 541-647-2707

Central Oregon Social Services Resources