Update 6/8/2020

Our Goals

All of the practices and procedures we have recently put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are to assure the safety of youth and staff.  We want to prevent the introduction of COVID-19 into the facility, as well as to prevent the spread of the virus into the community.

We will take direction from North Central Public Health, the Oregon Health Authority and the Governor’s Office to assure consistency with laws and best practices.

Visitation

As of 6/8/20, NORCOR Juvenile is open for visitors with some restrictions.  Personal visits will be non-contact.  Visitors will be screened, have their temperature taken, be required to wear a mask and be required to wash hands before entering the facility.  Visits will be by appointment only.  Appointments may be made by calling the Juvenile Facility.  The visiting area will be cleaned and disinfected between visits.

Personal visitation days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5:00 pm-9:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am-4:00 pm.  Other days and times may be available be contacting the facility Manager or Supervisor.

Professional visitors are asked to contact the facility to make arrangements for a visit.  Restrictions will be in place. 

We are reaching out to our volunteers to begin programs as soon as we can with restrictions to keep everyone safe.

Intakes

NORCOR Juvenile Detention is open for intake. However, NORCOR will work with referring agencies to determine need.  All intakes will be screened prior to entry and medically quarantined for 72 hours to aid in minimizing risk of exposure to the facility.  Following the quarantine period, youth will wear a cloth mask while outside their room until they have been in the facility for at least 14 days.

Education

North Wasco County School District 21 is providing educational materials for the youth.  Materials are being reviewed by the teacher and updated weekly.  While the teacher is not directly interacting with youth, the youth are able to access these materials.  NORCOR will work closely with NWCSD 21 and the Oregon Department of Education to provide the best educational program for the youth.

Internal Precautions

We have increased cleaning and disinfecting in the facility using guidelines from the Oregon Health Authority and the Center for Disease Control.  We have youth and staff washing hands more frequently.  Staff will be medically screened before reporting for shift.  Staff will wear a cloth mask at all times while in the secure area of the facility.  We are closely monitoring any youth who report not feeling well and consult with our medical staff regularly.

Testing

As of this date, one youth and no staff have been tested, although testing is readily available.  We coordinate with NORCOR medical staff and North Central Public Health to determine proper care and precautions for youth and staff.