Last updated: May 14, 2021
Following new guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Governor announced on May 13, 2021 that fully vaccinated Oregonians no longer need to wear masks or social distance in most public spaces.
Effective immediately, churches in western Oregon can allow fully vaccinated people to attend Masses and faith gatherings without wearing masks or social distancing. These eased restrictions will be implemented on the honor system.
Those who present themselves without masks to attend church, are affirming they are fully vaccinated. One is fully vaccinated when at least two weeks have passed from the second shot of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines (and one shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine). No verbal, written, or other verification of full vaccination is required.
Those who are not fully vaccinated are equally welcomed and encouraged to attend Masses and gatherings, but they must continue to wear masks and observe social distancing.
We will continue to do our best to ensure the safety of all of those attending Masses at Our Lady of the Mountain Parish, but this will require patience, understanding, and cooperation on the part of the faithful as well.