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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. 


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

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 follows the CDC guidelines for correctional facilities.

Other Resources

OYA Health Services

COVID-19 Information from Oregon Health Authority