COVID-19 Resources: For Providers
CHILD CARE PROVIDER COVID-19
REQUIREMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
– Updated October 7, 2021 –
As COVID-19 cases increase in Oregon due to the Delta variant, the Early Learning Division and Oregon Health Authority are updating requirements for child care providers. The changes are effective immediately. The update includes statewide protocols such as indoor and outdoor mask requirements, along with the school-based vaccine requirement for all teachers, educators, support staff, and volunteers in K-12 schools to be fully vaccinated by October 18, 2021. This requirement applies to early learning and child care programs located in K-12 school settings.
PERMANENT RULE CHANGE
– Update November 4, 2021 –
The Early Learning Division (ELD) updated some of the rules for Certified Family, Certified Center, and Registered Family Child Care centers. These rules, which were temporary during the COVID-19 pandemic, are now permanent under Oregon Administrative Rules.
Providers can review the updated rule changes below.
If you have questions, please contact your licensing specialist or email the Office of Child Care at ProviderContact@state.or.us. Providers are also encouraged to subscribe to ELD’s Child Care Update e-newsletter for the latest information.
Schools and School-Based Programs Vaccination Requirement
The “COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Teachers and School Staff” rule (OAR) 333-019-1030) applies to early learning and child care programs in school settings. It does not apply to programs that are not located in a school setting.
Child care, preschool and recorded programs operating in schools, meaning public, private, parochial, charter or alternative educational programs offering kindergarten through grade 12 or any part thereof, are covered by the rule.
The Oregon Health Authority has published Frequently Asked Questions about the rule and medical and religious exception forms for OAR 333-019-1030 (these links download Word forms). Questions for “Child Care Settings” are included in this document.
UPCOMING PROVIDER INFORMATION SESSIONS
Join the Early Learning Division (ELD) in February to learn more:
- Check in on COVID-19 with Oregon Health Authority
- Update on Child Care Stabilization Grant Awards
- Agency and Program Updates
Tuesday, February 1 | 6 to 7 p.m.
All provider types. (Interpretation available)
Thursday, February 3 | 6 to 7 p.m.
Spanish language. (All types)
Visit https://oregonearlylearning.com/Archive-COVID-19-Resources for an archive of all documents from the emergency COVID response period.