COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Updated: April 19, 2021 1:30 pm PST

As we continue to monitor the situation with the COVID-19 virus, watching for signals from national, state, and local officials and listening carefully to leaders in our neighboring states and dioceses, the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon is committed to do all in our power to slow the progress of the spread of this virus.  

This page will be updated frequently with news and resources for the churches of our diocese. Please check back regularly for pastoral instructions from Bishop Diana, information on participating in online worship, and other helpful links from The Episcopal Church and other organizations.

COVID-19 Vaccines are being administered in Oregon. The vaccines are safe and will help to bring this pandemic to an end once everyone is vaccinated. It is important to note that if you are vaccinated it is important that you continue to practice safe protocols: wear your mask, wash your hands, stay home, keep your distance from others if you are out, avoid crowds, etc.  We have included more information regarding vaccines below. This sheet from the Oregon Health Authority is a very helpful place to begin.

Watch the video ¡Ya me vacuné! - I got the vaccine! to see some of our friends in the Latino community around the Diocese of Oregon talk about receiving the vaccine.

Diocesan staff will continue to work remotely and can be reached during regular business hours through their diocesan email addresses and phone numbers. Click here for staff contact information.

Some churches in the diocese will remain closed for public worship services and meetings until further notice. Many are holding online worship and prayer services. Click here for a list of those services. Outreach programs and feeding ministries may continue as essential services only if they can be conducted in ways that comply with the safety procedures for proper distancing and sanitizing. Please check with individual churches on the status of their food pantries, community meals, and other programs.

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