STATEWIDE INDOOR MASK MANDATE EFFECTIVE AUGUST 13
With a recent increase in COVID-19 cases due the Delta variant and hospitalizations in Oregon, Governor Kate Brown announced on August 11 a statewide indoor mask mandate will be effective Friday, August 13. This mandate requires all Oregonians ages 5 and up to wear face coverings in all indoor public places regardless of vaccination status.
Following this mandate, face coverings are required for all children ages 5 and up, staff members, and other adults (including parents and family members) while indoors at child care facilities starting August 13. The Early Learning Division and Oregon Health Authority will release updated guidance to reflect this new mandate. Together, we can reduce the spread of COVID-19.
If you have questions, please contact your licensing specialist or email us at ProviderContact@state.or.us.
CHILD CARE NURSE HOTLINE
With the rise of COVID-19 cases in Oregon, a reminder that child care providers can access the COVID-19 nurse hotline at no cost. The number, 1-833-647-8222, is available seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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HOW TO GET A COVID-19 VACCINE
“Vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself against COVID–19 and to keep the virus from spreading among our loved ones, our friends and neighbors and our communities,” said Oregon Health Authority Director Pat Allen. If you haven’t already, get the vaccine today. Click here to use the Vaccine Locator Map and find a vaccine provider near you.
DELAYS IN FINGERPRINTING PROCESS
The Oregon State Police is experiencing a backlog with processing fingerprinting results for the Central Background Registry (CBR).
The process usually takes about 14 days. With the current delay, results may take 30 or more days. These results are necessary to enroll applicants in the CBR.
For more information and ongoing updates, visit oregonearlylearning.com/providers-educators/providers-educatorscbr/.