Effective May 11, 2023: Oregon’s public health officials have lifted several COVID-19 response measures as the federal emergency ends. Learn more about the latest changes here.
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
For help finding childcare, call 211 or visit Find Child Care Oregon.
Talking to children about COVID-19
It can be challenging to talk to children about COVID-19. There are resources to help.
There are also children’s comics available in these languages:
- Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)