As of June 20, 2022: Everyone 6 months and older in Oregon is now eligible for a free COVID-19 vaccine Find out what this means for parents and families.
Caring for others
Support for caretakers
Stay healthy while taking care of loved ones at home
If you’re caring for someone at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 (like an older adult or someone with a serious illness) you can take steps to keep you both healthy.
- Ask their doctor for extra medicine. Keep extra supplies, over-the-counter medicine and non-perishable foods on hand.
- Disinfect things you touch often, like doorknobs, light switches and countertops every day.
- In case you get sick, have a back-up caregiver and make a list of emergency contacts.
- Keep an eye on their health and pay extra attention for COVID-19 symptoms.
- If they show signs of COVID-19, contact their doctor.
- Make sure that shared spaces in the home have good airflow, like an opened window or an air conditioner.
- Wear a mask and disposable gloves and stay as far away as possible while still giving care.
Support for families with children
Support for student learners during COVID-19
Families and students are all finding new ways to learn during COVID-19. Multnomah County has shared resources and information on how you can support a student in your life here.
Online learning resources
Some school districts and libraries are offering online educational and learning resources
Update on school reopening
Schools are important for children’s education. Safety measures lower the risk of getting COVID-19 in school.
- Publics schools for grades K-5 are open.
- Public schools for grades 6-12 are open.
Emergency childcare is currently available. To get help finding emergency childcare, call 2-1-1 or visit the link below.
These emergency programs should be reserved for those who most need it, like health care workers, first responders, and other essential workers.
Talking to Children About COVID-19
It can be challenging to talk to children about COVID-19. There are resources to help.