Updated October 12, 2020

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Statewide Gatherings, Indoor Social Get-Together Guidance Limit gatherings to 50 people or fewer. Gatherings of any size risk spreading illness, and the larger the gathering the greater the risk.

CDC Considerations for Communities of Faith

CDC Considerations for Community Organizations

Take Precautions

Encourage all members to take precautions to stay healthy and prevent the spread of germs. Older adults and people with pre-existing health conditions are especially vulnerable.

What we know about how the virus spreads (CDC)

  • Wear face coverings in indoor public spaces and outdoors when you cannot keep 6 feet from others. How to use face coverings»

  • Maintain at least six feet between people from different households.

  • Avoid handshakes and hugs. 

  • Do not share food or drink. 

  • Keep a list of who attended public and private events. Public health may need this information for a contact tracing investigation».

Shelter and Meal Providers


Ask volunteers at higher risk — those who are older, have underlying health conditions or are pregnant — to stay home as much as possible.

Complaints or Concerns

Contact COVID19.reopening@dhsoha.state.or.us and faith.liaison@dhsoha.state.or.us