COVID-19

See our initial summary of  COVID Expanded Learning Impact Survey collected May-June 2020. Help us continue to understand the landscape by taking a few minutes to also fill out our Oregon Summer Program Impact Survey.

Update 12/4/20 - Indoor and Outdoor Recreation

The Governor’s Office and OHA posted new Sector Guidance for Indoor and Outdoor Recreation earlier this morning.  With the release of this new guidance, K-12 School Sports now fall under Indoor and Outdoor Recreation.

Here are important links to the new guidance:

We encourage you to read through this new information but here are some key takeaways:

  • Guidelines for K-12 School Sports are now based on your county’s risk level (lower, moderate, high, extreme).  It is no longer tied to your school’s instructional method.
  • Indoor sports/recreation are allowed in lower, moderate and high risk level counties provided maximum capacity limits outlined in the Sector Risk Level Guidance Chart are followed. 
  • Indoor sports/recreation is prohibited in extreme risk counties.
  • Outdoor sports/recreation are allowed in all counties provided maximum capacity limits outlined in the Sector Risk Level Guidance Chart are followed.
  • “Outdoor” means any open-air space, including any space which may have a temporary or fixed cover (e.g. awning or room) and at least 75% of the square footage of its sides open for airflow.  If a space doesn’t meet the definition of outdoor, then it is considered indoor and must comply with the requirements and guidance for indoor operations.
  • Full contact sports remain prohibited.  These include football, wrestling, basketball, contact cheer and contact dance.  Training and conditioning may still take place in these prohibited activities provided they don’t include full contact of any kind.
  • All individuals are required to adhere to Statewide Mask, Face Covering Guidance, including when actively participating.
  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pool usage falls under county risk level guidance.
  • For contact tracing, record participant and visitor contact information, date, and time of facility use.  Unless otherwise required, this information may be destroyed after 60 days.
  • To the extent possible, athletes traveling out of state as part of an athletic traveling team for indoor/outdoor recreation should, but are not required to, self-quarantine for 14 days upon return to Oregon.

Update 11/18/20 - Two Week Statewide Freeze

From November 18 to December 2, Oregon will be in a statewide Two-Week Freeze to stop the rapid spread of COVID-19 across Oregon. These risk reduction measures are critical in limiting the spread of COVID-19, reducing risk in communities more vulnerable to serious illness and death, and helping conserve hospital capacity so that all Oregonians can continue to have access to quality care.

The Two-Week Freeze does not apply to or change current health and safety protocols for...

Personal services (such as barber shops, hair salons, and non-medical massage therapy), congregate homeless shelteringyouth programschildcareK-12 schools, and higher education — all of which can continue operating under previous guidance issued by the Oregon Health Authority.

The Early Learning Division (ELD) is offering Emergency Child Care (ECC) providers another opportunity to access Oregon grant funding through the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund. Eligible child care providers do not need to complete an application for this fourth round of ECC grants. Find more information here. 

Update 10/27/20 - Governor Brown Extends State of Emergency

Governor Kate Brown today extended her declaration of a state of emergency regarding COVID-19 for an additional 60 days, until January 2, 2021. The state of emergency declaration is the legal underpinning for the executive orders the Governor has issued to keep Oregonians healthy and safe throughout this crisis, including her orders on reopening Oregon while maintaining essential health and safety protections, as well as orders around childcare, schools, and higher education operations. Extending the state of emergency declaration allows those orders to stay in effect. The Governor reviews and reevaluates each of her emergency orders every 60 days, to determine whether those orders should be continued, modified, or rescinded. The findings of this review process are listed in the executive order.

**Updated State Guidance and Requirements starting July 24th, all youth ages 5 and up will be required to wear face coverings in public settings, including outdoors when 6ft distance can not be maintained. Updated Summer Camp guidance is being released in alignment with Ready Schools V3 that also requires students to wear face coverings.

The health and wellbeing of our staff and community is a top priority for Oregon Afterschool for Kids (OregonASK). The arrival of COVID-19 has caused us to take extra cautionary steps to keep everyone in Oregon safe and healthy. These steps include:

  • Working with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to provide up-to-date and accurate information about the virus
  • Providing continuous updates on the status of COVID-19 in Oregon through various media channels
  • Providing resources to continue to inform communities about the virus
  • Encouraging staff to stay home if they aren’t feeling well

With most schools remaining closed for the 2020-21 school year, all meetings and trainings will be virtual until further notice to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The OregonASK Team will continue to support statewide partners from home and can be reached via email.

  • When reaching out to families and community members double check the information with the information on OHA’s website or on the CDC’s website to prevent miscommunications and cut down on rumors.
  • If you think you or your family member have the COVID-19, contact your primary care doctor by phone to evaluate symptoms and develop a care plan that protects you, your family, and your community.

Oregon Child Care Provider Relief Guide- Updated 4/7/20

The Oregon Child Care Provider Relief Guide is for you. The website has information about the loans, programs, and grants currently available to small business owners. The website can also connect you directly to a child care “coach” for a confidential conversation about your needs and the decisions you’re making about next steps for your business. Please be patient as wait times may be 24 hours or more at this time. To access the website click here.

Visit the following webpages for accurate, up-to-date information on Oregon’s response to COVID-19: Updated 10/27/20

Child Care & Summer Day Camp Resources: Updated 6/18/20

General Resources: Updated 7/06/20

Mental Health Resources: Updated 6/19/20

Parent/At Home Resources: Updated 4/1/20

STEM Activities: Updated 4/1/20

Meals: Updated 6/16/20

League of Oregon Cities (LOC) Conference Call For City Leaders Response to COVID-19 Recording- Updated 4/1/20

  • Listen to  Executive Director Mike Cully for their weekly conference call with updates from Governor Brown’s office, Senator Jeff Merkley, state officials, LOC advocacy staff and the National League of Cities, as well as Q&A segment to address city concerns. Listen to the recording here.