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COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Update, Actualizacion del COVID-19

Youth Cases

Current positive cases: 1 - at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility (YCF)

Cumulative number of positive cases since beginning of pandemic: 89

  • 42 youth in OYA facilities
  • 47 youth living in community settings

Number of deaths: 0

Number of incarcerated youth currently in medical isolation or medically-restricted housing: 1 - at MacLaren YCF

Number of current hospitalizations due to COVID: 0

Updated: May 17, 2021

OYA Staff Cases

Current positive cases: 3 - at MacLaren YCF

Cumulative number of positive cases since beginning of pandemic: 66

  • 54 staff in OYA facilities
  • 8 Community Services staff
  • 4 Central Office staff

Number of deaths: 0

Updated: May 17, 2021

COVID Testing

Cumulative number of tests given to youth in OYA facilities: 497

Number of those tests that were positive: 42

Updated: May 5, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines

OYA received its own allotment of vaccines through Oregon Health Authority (OHA) that was large enough to ensure all youth who want the vaccine are able to get it. OYA began vaccinating eligible youth (those age 18 or older) inside our youth correctional facilities on Feb. 26, using the Moderna vaccine.

Moderna vaccines are still available through our facility clinics for youth in OYA facilities who want them. 

OYA worked out a plan with OHA for local pharmacies to provide the Pfizer vaccine to youth in our facilities who are 16 or 17. Those vaccines are still ongoing.

OYA is working with public health officials to bring vaccines to eligible youth in the community, and that process is also ongoing.

For OYA staff, our agency offered multiple vaccination clinics at our facilities in February. During these clinics, 275 staff were vaccinated. OYA staff have also been encouraged to get vaccinated at clinics in the community.

The vaccine is not mandatory for our youth or our staff.


OYA's county field offices and our Central Office in Salem are closed to the public, except by appointment only.

Family visits for youth in OYA facilities are currently happening by appointment only. Contact your youth's facility for information.

MacLaren YCF is currently not allowing in-person visits until at least May 8, 2021. Read More

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's Coronavirus Updates

OYA Health Services

COVID-19 Information from Oregon Health Authority

Gov. Brown's COVID-19 Updates

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