PRESCHOOL PROMISE GRANT APPLICATIONS DEADLINE EXTENTED TO THURSDAY, AUGUST 4
Submit your grant applications for Preschool Promise (PSP) by the EXTENDED DEADLINE of Thursday, AUGUST 4 at 11:59 p.m. Only new applicants or current Preschool Promise providers interested in adding slots need to apply. The Early Learning Division recently published frequently asked questions (FAQs) for applicants on the PSP webpage. These questions cover topics such as eligibility, evaluation, scoring, and more.
For more information and resources, visit oregonearlylearning.com/preschool-promise or contact
JULY PROVIDER INFORMATION SESSIONS
The slides and recordings for the English and Spanish sessions held July 13 and 14 are available for downloading below. In these sessions, ELD shares the latest on COVID-19, information about the Department of Early Learning and Care (DELC) Mission, Vision, and Values feedback, and agency and program updates.
MANY OREGON COUNTIES REMAIN AT “HIGH RISK” FOR COVID-19 TRANSMISSION
A total of 21 Oregon counties are in “high” transmission under the CDC’s COVID-19 community levels. During “high risk” periods in your community, child care programs are encouraged to take increased prevention strategies. When transmission is “high,” we recommend universal indoor masking for all individuals aged 2 and older and other precautions. Learn more on ELD’s “For Providers” page.
The CDC risk levels are updated weekly. You can refer to the CDC map for the latest information.
Programs are required to report COVID-19 cases to their Local Public Health Authority. Review our ELD’s COVID-19 Requirements and Recommendations: https://oregonearlylearning.com/COVID-19-Resources/For-Providers.
EXPIRATION DATES EXTENDED FOR MANY AT-HOME COVID-19 TESTS
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has extended the expiration dates for many at-home COVID-19 tests.
Because these tests were quickly developed during the pandemic and authorized for emergency use by the FDA, many have short expiration periods (e.g., six months).
As more time passes and test manufacturers can show that tests continue to work well beyond the initial expiration period, expiration dates are extended.
If your at-home COVID-19 tests have expired, visit http://ow.ly/4tby50JQ7nN to check if the expiration date has been extended.