COVID-19 Business Community Resources

SAIF Coronavirus Workers Safety Fund

Press release:

Business Oregon Impact Survey

Take the survey here

CARES Small Business Loan Guide

CARES Small Business Loan Guide

CARES Act Flow Chart from Committe on Small Business

For small business operators, the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act) allocated $350 billion to assist businesses in keeping workforces employed during the pandemic.

Willamette Workforce Partnership

The Marion County Immediate Economic Stimulus Funding Program is being managed through the Willamette Workforce Partnership. Applications will be available Tuesday, April 7, and can be submitted on Thursday, April 9. Up to $5,000 grants are available for small business owners with up to five employees. Additional criteria will be available with the application.

Employment, Legal and Tax Concerns for Businesses Conference Call for March 24

Saalfeld Griggs PC & Aldrich Advisors + CPAs  Presentation

Link to the webinar

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

COVID-19-Related Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave Provided by Small and Midsize Businesses FAQs

Updated Mask Guidance Issued

Masks, face coverings or face shields are required at all times for employees in public and private office spaces, including hallways, bathrooms, elevators, lobbies, break rooms, and other common spaces, unless employees are at individual work spaces or in meeting...

Governor Institutes New Social Gathering Limits/Face Covering Guidelines, Effective July 15

Governor Kate Brown announced a statewide ban on indoor social gatherings of more than 10 people at her news conference yesterday. Oregonians are also ordered to now wear face coverings outside whenever they cannot maintain a six-foot distance from others. These new...

Guidance & Signage for Face Mask Requirements in Marion & Polk County – Effective 06/24/20

On Wednesday, June 24th, Governor Kate Brown has mandated the wearing of masks for employees and customers interacting in various social and business environments. Specific to businesses in Marion & Polk Counties, please access the full requirements press release...

City of Salem COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program

Salem businesses will have a new resource to assist small businesses or sole proprietorships experiencing negative economic impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Salem City Council has authorized $188,000 for distribution to Salem businesses.  Businesses with 1-5...

Oregon Businesses Encouraged to Apply for Paycheck Protection Loans Now

(Portland, OR) — Oregon’s financial institutions have helped nearly 55,000 Oregon businesses obtain more than $7 billion in loans through the Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program. The loans – which will be forgivable for the majority of...

Governor’s Office Denies Marion & Polk Counties Reopening Plans

Of the 33 Oregon counties that applied to enter the first phase of Gov. Brown’s reopening plan, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has approved 28. Oregon has 36 counties.   Click here to see a list of counties allowed to start reopening. Two counties submitted...

Governor Brown Issues Phase 1 Reopening Plan & Industry Guidance

In a press briefing earlier today, Governor Kate Brown announced additional details for the Phase I reopening of Oregon. The Governor will begin accepting applications for reopening counties on May 8. Oregon counties must meet certain criteria to reopen, including:  ...

Non-Bank PPP Processors

Below is a list of non-bank PPP lenders accepting PPP applications: Paypal: Funding Circle: Biz2credit: lendio:

Alluvium Mobile Health Team Forms to Fill Gap in COVID-19 Care

Flash Alert from City of Salem A group of doctors and nurse practitioners have formed the Alluvium Mobile Health Team to make medical visits to residents sheltering at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Upon referral from emergency medical services and in partnership...

California, Oregon & Washington Announce Western States Pact

  Salem, OR— Today, April 13, California Governor Gavin Newsom, Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced an agreement on a shared vision for reopening their economies and controlling COVID-19 into the future. Joint statement from the...

SBA Disaster Loan Assistance

PPP Affiliation Interim Final Rule

PPP Borrower Application Form

Paycheck Protection Program Information

Financial Institutions Participating the Paycheck Protection Program

With $349 Billion in Emergency Small Business Capital Cleared, SBA and Treasury Begin Unprecedented Public-Private Mobilization Effort to Distribute Funds

SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus


Workshare Oregon

Work Share provides Oregon businesses an alternative to layoffs. This program allows employers to leverage unemployment insurance (UI) to subsidize a portion of lost wages for employers whose work time is reduced due to market downturns or other business stressors.


Restaurant Employee Relief Fund

Grants will be made available, starting April 2, to restaurant industry employees who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19 financially.


Cascade Employers Assocation Layoff Preparation & Administration Guides

Coronavirus Resource for Employers

Layoff Preparation and Administration Quick Guide


Emergency Child Care Programs

Emergency Child Care Facility Application

Early Learning Division Supports Emergency Child Care Programs

Society of Human Resources Management


Center for Disease Control’s Business Guidance and Recommendations:



Local and Tribal Emergency Managers

Oregon Local Emergency Managers pdf


Saalfeld Griggs Law Firm:


Marion County Guide for Businesses:


Share Business Testimony on Coronavirus impact with Oregon State Chamber of Commerce





Oregon Office of Economic Analysis

COVID-19: The Square Root Recovery?


Construction Industryand State Agencies Partner to Keep Workers Safe Amid COVID-19

OHBA CCB OSHA Partner press release


Governor Brown’s Press Releases

Executive Order 20-13


State of Oregon – BOLI

Emergency Exemption to Maximum Working Hours in Certain Manufacturing Establishments – BOLI



State of Oregon Employment Department


COVID-19 OED Resources for Employers and Workers


Business Oregon COVID-19 Resources


Oregon State Police Emergency Declaration Enforcement FAQ

OSP Enforcement FAQ


State of Oregon COVID-19 Related Business Layoffs, Closures, and Unemployment Insurance Benefits


Oregon Employment Department:

Unemployment Insurance


Oregon Health Plan & COVID-19

Interface Network COVID-19_OHP AssistanceFlyer


The Oregon Health Authority:


World Health Organization

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