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Where to Get Your Vaccine-Updated 4/9/21

Currently Open for Phase 1A, Educators and 65+, 16+ with underlying health conditions; pregnant people 16 and older; migrant and seasonal farmworkers; seafood and agricultural workers; food processing workers; people experiencing homelessness; people displaced by wildfires; wildland firefighters; people in low-income senior housing, congregate care or independent living facilities, frontline workers (and their families); people in multigenerational housing. The state of Oregon has classified those involved in real estate and construction as frontline workers.

  • April 19: all adults 16 and older

All Central Oregon residents that would like a vaccine should pre-register with St. Charles event before they are eligible for the fastest track to getting the vaccine, click here.

COAR members are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine!

 So if I’m eligible right now, does that mean I’ll be able to get vaccinated right now? 

You may not be able to get an appointment immediately, given the currently high demand for vaccinations. However, we highly encourage you to pre-register for your vaccine, which holds your spot in line for scheduling an appointment. You can also try to find an appointment via a local pharmacy.

 How do I sign up to receive a vaccine?

The easiest and fastest way to be vaccinated is to pre-register for your vaccine at the mass vaccine clinic at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center at www.centraloregoncovidvaccine.com. Be sure to select the employment category that best matches your current role. When there’s a dose available for you, we’ll text and email you a link to schedule. This email will come from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and we recommend adding this email to your contact list. 

Some pharmacies are offering the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible residents. Appointment availability changes frequently. Check availability at https://vaccinefinder.org.

If you don’t have access to a computer, pre-register by phone. Call (541) 699-5109. Staff are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekends. Please be prepared to wait on hold or call back as this line is experiencing high call volumes. Individuals who pre-register by phone will receive a call to schedule their vaccine appointment when a vaccine is available for them.

 I’m already pre-registered, what now? That’s great! Check your email regularly for your appointment scheduling link. This email will come from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and we recommend adding this email to your contact list. Be sure to check your junk email folder too, just in case. In the meantime, you can help get the word out about pre-registration. Everyone plays a role in helping keep our community safe from COVID-19.

 Vaccination information and the process for getting vaccinated is changing quickly. How can I stay informed about what the process is for getting vaccinated? 

You can stay up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccine distribution at www.deschutes.org/covid19vaccine

 I’m still deciding whether I will get vaccinated against COVID-19, and want to know more about vaccine safety and effectiveness. We understand that some people may have questions — this is totally reasonable. Fortunately, researchers have been working on vaccines for the coronavirus family for years, so they did not have to start from scratch. All three COVID-19 vaccines are extraordinarily effective at protecting you from getting COVID-19 and from getting seriously ill if you do get the virus. You can find answers to common questions here. Still not finding the information you are looking for? Visit the Oregon Health Authority or CDC websites for the most up-to-date information.

Crook County

  • Request your appointment here. Currently, appointments for the first doses are on Tuesdays at the Crook County Fairgrounds.
  • HomeTown Drugs of Prineville: 541-447-4111.
  • Bi-Mart: Click here
  • Rite Aid: Click here
  • St. Charles Prineville: 541-447-6263
  • Mass Vaccination Clinic at Deschutes County Fairgrounds: Click here to pre-register.
  • Mosiac Medical: Click here. Please note that Mosiac is able to vaccinate current patients and their spouses/caregivers that are over 45 as well as groups dispositional impacted by COVID-19. 
  • Clinical Pharmacy: 541-447-4111
  • You can also follow Crook County Health Department on Facebook for information. 

Deschutes County

  • Mass Vaccination Clinic at Deschutes County, appointments will be available only to those that pre-register. Even if you previously filled out the interest form, you still need to fill out the Pre-Registration Form. Click here.
  • Safeway in Bend and Redmond: click here (in Bend use Zip code 97701).
  • Costco in Bend: click here
  • Walmart in Bend and Redmond: click here.
  • Fred Meyer in Bend and Redmond: click here.
  • Bi-Mart in Bend, Redmond, LaPine and Sisters: Click here
  • Contact the La Pine Community Health Center at (541) 876-2145.
  • Mosiac Medical: Click here. Please note that Mosiac is able to vaccinate current patients and their spouses/caregivers that are over 45 as well as groups dispositional impacted by COVID-19. 

Jefferson County

  • People who want to make appointments to get a vaccine with Jefferson County Public Health may call 541-475-4456.
  • Upcoming Clinics in Camp Sherman and Crooked River Ranch: Click here
  • The Madras Safeway: click here.
  • Hometown Drugs in Madras, call to inquire: (541) 475-2142.
  • Bi-Mart: Click here
  • Mosiac Medical: Click here. Please note that Mosiac is able to vaccinate current patients and their spouses/caregivers that are over 45 as well as groups dispositional impacted by COVID-19. 
  • You can follow the county on Facebook here for updates.

Harney County
Vaccinating at the Fairgrounds, follow the health department on Facebook for availability or call 541-589-1501. The Burns Safeway is also scheduling vaccines, click here.

Wheeler County
Please call the Public Health Nurse at 971-762-0527 or Asher Clinic 541-763-2725 to determine eligibility and make an appointment.

Veterans 
The VA is handling a separate allocation of COVID Vaccines for veterans, please sign up through this form.

 

Guidance for Real Estate During COVID-19

All CDC recommendations and state guidelines concerning masks, handwashing, cleanliness and social distancing should be followed by clients and their Realtors.

Viewing Homes

  1. Realtors and their clients must wear masks or other approved face coverings.
  2. Six ft social distancing should be maintained between the Realtor and the party touring the home. 
  3. Only one party should view a home at a time.
  4. Members and their clients must follow any showing instructions listed in the MLS by the listing agent.  Listing agents need to be specific about what COVID protocols they wish to be followed. 

Note:  Please keep in mind that limited inventory is an issue in Central Oregon.  We want to make sure that those who list their homes right now are respected in the COVID19 protocols they request.

 Open Houses

  1. Traditional Open Houses should not be held. 
  2. If an open house must be held, it must be modified to ensure 6ft social distancing is met and limited to one party to tour the home at once.  Anyone waiting their turn to attend the open house, shall wait outside 6ft apart from each other.
  3. In addition to this, Realtors should continue to follow additional safety and sanitation protocols.  View NAR’s Showing Guidance during the COVID 19 document.
  4. We recommend virtual open houses or scheduling via appointment in place of traditional open houses. 
  5. Based on the county's risk level, the following can be allowed in a house at the same time:
  • Lower risk level: 10 people max, from no more than 4 households
  • Moderate risk level: 8 people max, from no more than 2 households 
  • High risk level: 6 people max, from no more than 2 households 

Traveling

If you have traveled outside of the state, it is recommended that you quarantine for 14 days before contact with others, unless you are vaccinated.

Complaints 

If you have a concern about a member or office's behavior, we suggest discussing with the Managing Principal Broker and if unsatisfied with their response, contact OSHA

Resources

Making Your Workspace COVID Safe
COVID-19: Guidance for Workplace Vaccination Policies
Guide for REALTORS
Helping Tenants Weather New COVID-19 Restrictions

Listing inventory is currently low and we are seeing the number of homes going pending rising rapidly compared to prior years. Median prices are also very steady and not rapidly increasing. Interest rates remain a record lows, please contact a lender for information on lending requirements at this time.

For market statistics, click here.

If you have a federally backed loan and are experiencing financial hardship, you may be eligible to delay your payments without late fees, delinquency or foreclosure. These payment delays do not happen automatically and require you to contact your mortgage provider as soon as possible to discuss your options.

Both the federal government and State of Oregon have taken action to prevent evictions at this time. If you are unable to make rental payments, contact your landlord to discuss options moving forward. For more information from the State of Oregon, click here (including utilities assistance).

Landlords across Oregon are now subject to several different restrictions, as well as some relief from various levels and branches of government. We encourage you to visit Multifamily NW and the Oregon Rental Housing Association for additional information on developments affecting landlords and access to forms that may be helpful to landlords. The Oregon Association of REALTORS has created the following guide to help landlords; COVID-19 Information Affecting Landlords. Due to the new guidelines preventing evictions during this time, prior to taking any action with respect to your tenants, we highly recommend speaking with counsel.

If you are interested in selling your home in the future, work with a REALTOR now to add value to your property.

The Central Oregon Association of REALTORS has created this resource to help provide generalized information regarding real estate and the COVID-19 outbreak for the public to help answer some of the frequently asked questions we are receiving. The information is changing rapidly, and we are not medical professionals, nor are we attorneys. If you have questions regarding you or your family’s health and your activities regarding a real estate transaction, we recommend you speak with a medical professional. If you have legal questions regarding COVID-19 and a real estate transaction, please contact your legal counsel.