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COVID-19 Response

To All Our Stakeholders Regarding COVID-19 

Updated Nov 16, 2021

The health and well-being of our Corpsmembers, Staff and our Central Oregon communities is paramount, and we take the threat of COVID-19 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, when it is possible to minimize public health and safety risks while maximizing mission-based outcomes. We believe our local community needs us now more than ever. We celebrate the progress we have made towards ending the pandemic.


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


Heart of Oregon Corps has implemented a vaccine mandate in alignment with numerous applicable state and federal vaccine mandates, and to promote the safest environment possible.  HOC’s new vaccine mandate requires all staff and corpsmembers to be fully vaccinated within 60 days of their start date, and to submit proof of vaccination, or be approved for a Medical or Religious Exception. More detailed information is available below in the "Letter to Corpsmembers and their Families," "Agreement 3.1," and the full "Protocols 3.0." 

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HOC released COVID-19 Protocols, Version 3.0 on 11/2/21.  

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