Head Start of Lane County (“Head Start”) is dedicated to returning, to the extent possible, to a lively and dynamic work sites where all Head Start community members can flourish. Head Start is also committed to advancing the health of Head Start community members, promoting the safety of our in-person learning environment, and contributing to the decline of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.  

Head Start is following federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and guidance related to the COVID-19 pandemic closely, including executive orders and announcements issued by Oregon Governor Kate Brown, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) guidance and regulations, the Oregon Department of Education guidance, and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance related to the new evidence on the highly contagious B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant of COVID-19. 

You will find answers to common questions regarding COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccines, and face coverings, and Head Start’s response here. Questions and answers will be updated based on federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, regulations, and guidance, so check back often for more information.  

This FAQ represents key topics and are answered from a Head Start perspective.