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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Resources

The latest resources on Coronavirus Image

UPDATE: Emergency Child Care is available for families in Oregon. For more information, click here.

To support and respond to concerns regarding the coronavirus outbreak, we have developed FAQs, tools, and guidance for providersfamilies, and Emergency Child Care.

During this unprecedented time, the Early Learning Division (ELD) is committed to supporting child care providers while also increasing the availability of healthy and safe care for children.

The Oregon Healthy Authority releases the “COVID-19 Weekly Report” every Wednesday. Data for the report is finalized every Sunday at 11 p.m. PDT. Click the button to view data on schools and child care, updated on ELD’s website every Wednesday. For daily up-to-date information visit the OHA COVID-19 web page.

The Oregon Healthy Authority published a “COVID-19 Test Site Locator” to help Oregonians across the state find testing sites in their community. The interactive map is available in both English and Spanish and can be toggled into multiple other languages.

Updates and Guidance during COVID-19

Health & Safety Guidelines for Child Care and Early Education Operating During COVID-19

On August 14, the Early Learning Division, in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority, released the new “Health and Safety Guidelines for Child Care and Early Education Operating in COVID-19.”

The updated guidelines take effect Tuesday, September 1, 2020 —providers may implement the changes earlier, as long as they implement all of the guidelines.

Click below to read how the guidelines were developed and to view 14 sections detailing requirements and recommendations.

Governor's Executive Orders & Announcements
July 23, 2020 Draft Guidance for Early Care and Education Programs Released, Public Comment Invited 
May 13, 2020 Statewide Standards for Child Care Operations
May 8, 2020 Child Care Sector Guidance DRAFT – 5.8.20
April 23, 2020 Executive Order 20-19: This order maintains the closure of licensed child care facilities unless approved to provide Emergency Child Care, and it remains in effect until lifted by the Governor.
April 8, 2020 Executive Order 20-20: School closures and the suspension of in-person instructional activities at higher education institutions would be extended through the end of the current academic term and school year.
March 23, 2020 Executive Order 20-12: Child care providers ordered to close unless they are providing Emergency Child Care.
March 17, 2020 Governor Kate Brown Extends Statewide School Closure Until April 28, Releases Executive Orders
March 16, 2020 Executive Order 20-08: This order directed all public schools to close from March 16 through April 28, unless that period is extended or terminated earlier by the Governor.
March 16, 2020 Governor Brown Announces New Statewide Actions on COVID-19
March 12, 2020 Governor Brown’s Updated Mitigation Measures on Coronavirus Response
February 28, 2020 Governor Kate Brown Convenes Coronavirus Response Team