Since March 2020, under Oregon’s declared COVID-19 state of emergency, the Early Learning Division (ELD) has provided an expedited Emergency Background Check (EBC) process and an expedited Emergency Child Care (ECC) licensing process. ECC is defined in Executive Order 20-19.
As COVID-19 rates continue to drop, we are entering a new chapter of the pandemic. Oregon is now transitioning from emergency response to focus on COVID-19 recovery. ECC facilities, including Temporary Unlicensed ECC, may remain open and individuals with EBC approval may remain employed beyond June 28, 2021.
ELD will continue to notify child care providers of any updates. If you have any questions, please contact your licensing specialist, email ProviderContact@ode.oregon.gov, or call 503-947-1400 or 1-800-556-6616.
EMERGENCY BACKGROUND CHECKS
The Emergency Background Check (EBC) program will end on December 31, 2021 with the end of Governor Brown’s State of Emergency.
After December 31, 2021, individuals that currently hold an EBC approval must be conditionally or actively enrolled in the CBR in order to remain employed at a licensed child care program. The CBR enrollment process can be lengthy, and we encourage individuals to submit their CBR applications as soon as possible to avoid delays. Click here for more information on the requirements for enrolling in the Central Background Registry.
In order to enroll in the CBR you can apply online or download an application at https://oregonearlylearning.com/providers-educators/providers-educatorscbr/. The application is available in English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, and Chinese. Please contact us with questions at 503-947-1400 or 1-800-556-6616.