Oregon COVID-19 Information and Resources
Updates from Oregon State
● “Stay Home, Save Lives,” Summary of Executive Order 20-12, is available in Simplified Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Somali and Vietnamese.
● “Stay Home, Save Lives” are now available in multiple languages (English, Spanish, Arabic, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Marshallese, Somali, Russian and Vietnamese)
● Oregon State Police’s Facebook page for answers to frequently asked questions
Child Abuse Prevention Resources
● Prevent Child Abuse America: Coronavirus Tips & Resources for Parents Children and Others
● Erin’s Law for Parents: Resource for parents to learn about signs of abuse
● Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force: Help for Survivors
● Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence: Domestic and Sexual Violence advocacy programs
● To report child abuse concerns, contact Oregon’s statewide HotLine at 1-855-503-SAFE (7233) or your local law enforcement. More detail here.
Early Childhood Resources for Parents, Caregivers, and Educators
- Coronavirus And Parenting: What You Need To Know Now
- The Importance of Childcare during the COVID-19 Outbreak
- Talking to Children about the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
- Emergency Childcare Providers in Portland
- Child Trends: recommendations to support and protect children’s emotional well-being during the pandemic
- Oregon Department of Education Early Learning Division: Emergency Childcare for Essential Workers
- Healthy Families America: Guidance for Healthy Families America sites in response to COVID-19
- Reach Out Oregon: Crisis Support for Parents and Early Childhood Educators
Families are in desperate need of resources to support their infants during the COVID- 19 outbreak. With nearly 140,796 children under the age of 3 in Oregon, diapers are essential to a baby’s health and development. We know that children in low-income families are at the greatest risk of experiencing the effects of diaper needs. Keeping infants and toddlers healthy, clean, and dry is so important during this unprecedented public health crisis.
You can learn more about diaper needs by going to Oregon Diaper Facts: National Diaper Bank Network. Follow the National Diaper Bank Network using @diapernetowrk for twitter and Instagram.
Oregon Diaper Resources:
Information for Employers, Workers, and Job Seekers
● COVID-19 Related Business Layoffs, Closures, and Unemployment Insurance Benefits: This information provides general guidance to employers, workers, and job seekers who may be impacted by the COVID-19 virus.
● Workshare Oregon: To qualify, each employee must have worked full-time for six months, or part-time for 12 months just before the employer’s Work Share plan was submitted. Weekly claims are submitted by the employer.
Food Access in Oregon during COVID-19 Outbreak
● Food and Research Action Center: The Role of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in Improving Health and Well-Being
● Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon: Where to find school meals in Oregon during COVID-19 closures
Resources for Foster Youth
● Don’t forget that you have the Foster Care Ombudsman who you can reach out to with questions or concerns. Also, know that some of your rights may not be able to be met in these times of emergency. Call the Youth Empowerment and Safety (Y.E.S.) line at 1-855-840-6036 or email email@example.com.
● Every Child Oregon has put together a short form where foster families and youth can identify a need! This is NEW! If you try it, please let OFYC know if you have any feedback for them about the experience. https://everychildoregon.org/need/
● FosterClub can help former foster youth get access to health insurance until age 26.
● For more specific resources, updated daily, please visit Oregon Foster Youth Connection’s COVID-19 Foster Youth Resources page.
● Information for the General Public: If you need housing resources due to impacts resulting from COVID-19, visit 211info.org or call 2-1-1