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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Resources

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UPDATE: Child care in Oregon is closed unless operating as Emergency Child Care. 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.

Updates and Guidance during COVID-19

Governor's Executive Orders & Announcements
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
Guidance for Child Care Providers during COVID-19

As part of the statewide plan to reopen Oregon, Governor Brown released new guidance for child care providers. The Statewide Standards for Child Care Operations will take effect Friday, May 15, 2020.

Only approved Emergency Child Care (ECC) providers are permitted to continue operating.

Oregon Governor’s Executive Order 20-19 issued on April 23, 2020, maintains that all licensed child care facilities are required to close unless approved to provide Emergency Child Care by the Office of Child Care. The order remains in effect until lifted by the Governor and requires providers to operate under conditions outlined in the order and ELD’s updated temporary order memo.

  • Temporary Changes to Child Care Rules in Response to COVID-19 State of Emergency – Amended June 2, 2020