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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 people currently have COVID in the facility and in the community around the facility. 

There are three exceptions for OYA staff:

  • Masks are still required in all healthcare settings, including OYA's facility clinics.
  • Masks are required in quarantine and medical isolation areas.
  • Masks are required for OYA employees who are transporting youth in a state vehicle.

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

Mask Requirements as of Jan. 27, 2023

Chart showing that face coverings are only required at Tillamook YCF 

Current Youth Cases

Current positive cases: 0

Cumulative number of positive cases since beginning of pandemic: 501

  • 320 youth in OYA facilities
  • 181 youth living in community settings

Number of deaths: 0

Number of incarcerated youth currently in medical isolation: 0

Number of current hospitalizations due to COVID: 0

Number of youth in COVID-19 quarantine: 0

Updated: Jan. 27, 2023

Current OYA Staff Cases

Current positive cases: 2 at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility

Cumulative number of positive cases since beginning of pandemic: 505

  • 389 staff in OYA facilities
  • 57 Community Services staff
  • 59 Central Office staff

Number of deaths: 0

Updated: Jan. 27, 2023

OYA Secure Facilities: Youth COVID-19 Dashboard, Includes youth vaccination rates and COVID cases, Click to see data

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