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(This information was updated on 5/3/22)


The Department of Corrections (DOC) will no longer categorize institutions by Tiers 1-4. We will categorize the transmission risk of COVID-19 in our facilities by GREENYELLOW, and RED status. Institution status will determine the preventive strategies, or enhanced preventive strategies, to be implemented to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The new statuses are briefly explained as follows:

  • GREEN – defines no active cases of COVID-19 within an correctional facility. Green status allows facilities to initiate and continue modification of enhanced COVID-19 prevention strategies.
  • YELLOW – defined by an active case, reduced transmission within a correctional facility, or a COVID-19 Community Level of medium or high in the community in which the facility is located (including when there are no active cases of COVID-19 within the facility). Yellow status requires institutions to consult on which enhanced prevention strategies can be continued to be modified.
  • RED – defines active transmission within a correctional facility. Red status requires active management and mitigation by enhanced COVID-19 prevention strategies based upon consultation.


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Early Medical Release Requests

Eligibility requirements for the Oregon Board of Parole's Early Medical Release are available on their website.

Due to the volume of Early Medical Release requests, the Parole Board and DOC will be focusing its limited resources on those individuals whom the Department of Corrections has identified as the most medically fragile or vulnerable. Due to the substantial influx of requests for early release, the board may assess other requests as resources allow.

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