August 11, 2021

On Aug. 11, 2021, the Juvenile Services Division was notified that an employee tested positive for COVID-19. Following Wednesday’s notifications, in coordination with Public Health and Corrections Health, staff immediately acted by implementing pre-planned infectious disease protocols. 

All individuals who meet the exposure criteria are being notified and provided with recommendations for quarantine and testing. This includes staying home from work for the entire quarantine period, regardless of test results. We will be notifying any system or community partners who may be affected.

Multnomah County’s Juvenile Services Division takes the health of all youth and staff at the division extremely seriously. The positive case follows two other positive cases at the division, over the past five days. The division is working side-by-side with Public Health COVID-19 experts and the Multnomah County Health Officer. Staff continue to follow mask, distance and disinfection protocols and youth in custody are routinely offered vaccines for COVID-19.

Increases of COVID-19 cases are being experienced nationwide. Multnomah County continues to follow guidelines set by the CDC, and state and local health partners to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our facility. Visitors to all Multnomah County facilities are reminded that masks are required. 

For more information on COVID-19, including symptoms of which you may want to be aware, please visit the County’s COVID-19 website, which has practical advice and information on testing and other guidance, or the Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 website or the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention COVID-19 website.