COVID-19  UPDATE 

For more information, please read below:

COVID-19  PROCEDURES:

 

CASA - Voices for Children is committed to the health and wellness of our children, resource/bio families, advocates, volunteers, staff and community. As the CDC and Oregon Health Authority have issued new guidance regarding masks, CASA-VFC will be revising our visitation guidelines.

  • CASA-VFC is now resuming in-person visits with our CASA children. Should you choose to visit in person, please contact the family before the visit to ask the following screening questions: (Please screen yourself using these questions as well.) ​

    • Has any household/family member shown symptoms of a respiratory infection or been sick? (Symptoms can include fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, chills, loss of taste/smell, headache, and muscle pain.)

    • Has any household/family member recently traveled to a high-risk area? 

    • Has any household/family member recently been exposed to someone with documented or suspected COVID-19?

      • If the answer to any of these questions is yes, the in-person visit should be rescheduled / substituted with a virtual visit until the CDC guidance of isolation/quarantine is completed.
         

  • If you and/or your CASA family are not comfortable with visiting in person at this time, please do not feel pressured to do so. We want to honor the comfort levels and medical needs of all our volunteers and families, and virtual visits are still available as an alternative for those who prefer them.
     

  • CASA-VFC staff have returned to the office for work and we have re-opened our office to the public.  Staff will remain available by phone and email between our normal hours of operation (8:30 AM to 5:00 PM) and will be available in person between 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
     

  • Court hearings are currently being held with a mix of in-person and remote methods. CASA-VFC staff will communicate with you in advance about the format (in-person or remote) of each hearing. 

    • IN-PERSON: Shelter, ERC, and Jurisdiction/Deposition hearings will be held in person. Any contested hearing will be held in person.  

    • REMOTE: Review hearings and uncontested permanency hearings will be held remotely.  You may still appear in-person to any remote hearing if you wish. Please contact us first and we can provide you with further details.
       

Your health and the health of the families we work with, as well as our staff and our community are of the utmost importance. We appreciate your patience as we navigate these challenging times together. 

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

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