Phase 1b Group 1

Updated 02/25/2021



Group 1 includes public and private K-12 educators and staff, early childhood educators, child care providers and staff.




The state and Benton County also continue to prioritize Oregonians in Phase 1a and Phase 1b Group 1 (educators and childcare providers), Group 2 (people 80 and older), Group 3 (people 75 and older), and Group 4 (people 70 and older), while also ensuring newly eligible Oregonians get their first dose of vaccine.

Oregon’s vaccine supply is limited. It is estimated to take until early April 2021 to administer first doses to everyone who is likely to want a vaccine in Groups 1-5 of Phase 1B.

Phase 1b Group 1 includes the following individuals

Early Childhood Educators and Staff, Child Care Providers and Staff:

  • All individuals in Emergency Child Care (ECC) facilities, including young adults (ages 16 to 18 years old)
  • License-exempt caregivers providing the Oregon Department of Human Services subsidized child care in their own home or in the child’s home
  • Licensed and recorded non-ECC facilities (home-based or center-based)
  • Office of Child Care (OCC) investigators
  • Individuals in the substitute provider pool

Public and Private K-12 Educators and Staff - Public and private K-12 school system staff include (district paid and contracted):

  • Teachers
  • Substitute teachers
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Bus drivers
  • Custodians – maintenance - facilities
  • Nutrition staff
  • School office staff
  • School administrators
  • Counselors and mental health support staff
  • Health staff
  • Child care staff
  • Library staff
  • Other educators and school staff in the school
  • Student and practicum teachers and their supervisors
  • Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education staff
  • Coaches and officials
  • Extracurricular and program staff (including community partners who provide services to students and families on school campuses, as well as programs like outdoor school)
  • District and education service district staff who spend time on school campuses (teacher coaches, TOSAs, IT, etc.)

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