Most statewide COVID-19 related restrictions are no longer in effect. This is big news for our staff and our community. Here’s what is effective starting June 30:
- Building capacity limits are no longer in place.
- Physical distancing is not required, however, it is still encouraged.
- Face masks are optional for community members and most employees. They will not need to volunteer vaccination status to remove their face mask.
- Since youth programs follow additional guidelines from the early learning division, we will continue the current mask policies for indoor youth programs. This will include all Willamalane preschools and summer camps.
- Employees who work in youth programs and/or summer camps must still wear a face mask. Participants in youth programs and summer camps will still need to wear a face mask.
- Employees and patrons are still required to wear masks in Willamalane vehicles and transportation vans. There must be 6 feet between the driver and any passenger in transportation vans. Per Oregon OSHA, work vehicles and transportation vans are considered “public transportation” and therefore, subject to OAR 437-001-0744 Appendix A – Mandatory Workplace Guidance for Industry-Specific And Activity-Specific Situations: A-5: Transit Agencies.
- Facility restrooms, drinking fountains, and other common spaces will be adjusted to accommodate full use.
Since Willamalane’s early childhood programs and summer camps follow additional guidelines from the early learning division, they will adopt the following procedures:
- Willamalane will continue the current mask policies for indoor youth programs. This will include all Willamalane preschools and summer camps.
- Willamalane employees will still require check-ins and check-outs for children at all Willamalane camps and preschool programs.
- Willamalane will notify Lane County Public Health of any confirmed COVID-19 case among children or staff.
- We will exclude any child, staff, or other individual with a COVID-19 diagnosis for at least 10 days (and no symptoms) and/or until we have received written notification from a medical professional which clears the individual to return on or after a date specified by the medical professional. We will of course seek additional case-by-case guidance from the local public health office.
- We will exclude any child, staff, or other individual with a presumptive COVID-19 diagnosis or COVID-19 symptoms until the individual has a negative test, shows no symptoms and we have written notification from a medical professional which clears the individual to return on or after a date specified by the medical professional.
- We will give as much notice as possible by text or other preferred communication (like parent email) should we be required to reinstate some of the past COVID-19 ECC protocols. Additionally, we will respond appropriately, following local public health and State guidance, to any exposure to, a presumptive or confirmed case of COVID-19 within the child care program. Notifications of closure or quarantine shall be sent as soon as possible if not immediately.