Summer camps in Oregon have changed how they operate, due to concerns over COVID-19. Overnight camps for school-aged children are not permitted for 2020. Day camps may operate but with significant restrictions and additional safety protocols by following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and the Oregon Health Authority.
I am excited to announce that Dr. LoRanée Braun is joining me as a co-owner of Eugene Pediatric Associates. This move represents a significant advancement in the leadership of Eugene Pediatrics and Thrive Behavioral Health, which is now on an intentional path away from single-physician ownership and moving toward a practice that is owned and operated by multiple physicians.
Oregon is now among a growing number of states that require face masks to be worn when inside public spaces. Providers at Eugene Pediatric Associates believe that requiring Oregonians to wear face masks is an important step in protecting kids and adults.
Oregonians statewide are required to wear a face mask in all indoor, public spaces, effective July 1, 2020. This requirement applies to businesses and members of the public.
When the sun shines in Oregon, kids and adults are eager to enjoy it. Providers at Eugene Pediatric Associates have already seen an uptick in calls this month from parents asking how best to treat sunburns.
Pediatricians at Eugene Pediatric Associates, and across the country, are seeing a dangerous decline in the number of kids getting immunized. When the COVID-19 health crisis began, most people stopped going to the doctor unless they were sick or injured, that included families who chose to postpone their well-child checkups.