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COVID-19 Updates

Current Mask Status for Facilities

Face coverings/masks are optional for staff, volunteers, and visitors at low-risk OYA facilities. Low-risk is defined by how many youth currently have COVID in the facility and how many people in the local county have been admitted into the hospital for COVID-19.

OYA will check the risk levels weekly. If there's a COVID outbreak in a facility or the number of hospital admissions increase in the community, facilities will require masks or other precautions again. 

Mask Requirements as of May 23, 2023

Chart showing that face coverings are not required at all facilities 

Current Youth Cases

Current positive cases: 3

Cumulative number of positive cases since beginning of pandemic: 521

  • 325 youth in OYA facilities
  • 196 youth living in community settings

Number of deaths: 0

Number of incarcerated youth currently in medical isolation: 3

Number of current hospitalizations due to COVID: 0

Number of youth in COVID-19 quarantine: 14

Updated: May 23, 2023

COVID-19 Vaccines: Info for OYA Youth

The vaccine is not mandatory for our youth.

COVID-19 vaccines are available through our facility clinics for youth in OYA facilities who want them. 

For our youth in the community, we are encouraging them to talk with their health care provider or their juvenile parole/probation officer if they want the vaccine.

Find a vaccine site near you

Information for youth: Flu shots and COVID boosters, October 2022 (English and Spanish | inglés y español)

Visiting for OYA facilities

All OYA facilities are currently open for in-person visiting, except for youth who are in quarantine or medical isolation. Contact your youth's case coordinator for more information.

OYA offices open

OYA's county field offices and our central office in Salem are open for walk-in visits. Masks are not required in our offices, although we encourage you to wear one if it makes you more comfortable.

Pandemic Response Plan

OYA's Pandemic Response Plan includes basic details about how the agency responds to and handles issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan and our pandemic response were developed in close consultation with Oregon Health Authority.

OYA Coronavirus 2019 Pandemic Response Plan

Other Resources

OYA Health Services

COVID-19 Information from Oregon Health Authority