In March 2020, the nation experienced the unprecedented challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the pandemic, the Early Learning Division (ELD) was committed to supporting the health and safety of children, families, and child care providers. On March 23, 2020, Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order 20-12. The order required child care providers to close unless providing Emergency Child Care.
ELD recognizes that child care is essential. We are grateful for Oregon child care providers who worked tirelessly to serve young children and families during this critical time. Oregon is now focused on COVID-19 recovery. The below archive pages include documents from the emergency response period.