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.
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.
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.
Providers at Eugene Pediatric Associates stand with pediatricians across the country who are deeply concerned that the COVID-19 health crisis has created a perfect storm when it comes to child abuse and neglect.
As families shelter in place, our homes have become our offices, schools and playgrounds. With families spending so much of their time together under one roof, the risk of injuries to kids is increasing.