COVID-19 Business Community Resources

SAIF Coronavirus Workers Safety Fund

Press release:

Business Oregon Impact Survey

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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

Governor Kate Brown Releases Recommended Budget and Policy Agenda

Budget focuses on addressing key challenges facing Oregonians to build a stronger, fairer, and more resilient state   12-01-20 (Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown today released her recommended budget and policy agenda for the 2021-23 biennium, which focuses on the key...

Economic Shutdown Continues for 25 Oregon Counties

Risk levels and associated safety measures take effect Dec. 3, 25 counties in Extreme Risk  (Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown today announced updates to county risk levels under the state's new public health framework to reduce transmission and protect Oregonians from...

New Travel Advisories Released for OR/WA/CA

TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR OR, WA, CA The states of Oregon, Washington, and California have issued travel advisories for visitors entering these states and for those returning home from travel outside these states due to increased cases of COVID-19. These travel advisories...

Governor Brown Announces Statewide Two-Week Freeze to Combat COVID-19 Spread

11/13/20 In a press conference at noon today, Governor Kate Brown announced a statewide two-week freeze to help curb the rise in COVID-19 cases. The freeze will be in effect November 18th - December 2nd. Businesses Work-from-home to the greatest extent possible and...

Critical CEO Update-November 6, 2020

Salem Police Ready for Potential Threats to Downtown Properties & Safety Early this afternoon, Salem Police Chief Jerry Moore phoned Chamber CEO Tom Hoffert with information on a concerning development. A credible source to the Salem Police Department has...

OR-OSHA Updating Timeline for Temporary COVID-19 Rules

This week, Oregon OSHA was scheduled to adopt temporary COVID-19 rules with many provisions taking effect November 1. However, due to new OHA face mask guidelines and feedback from other stakeholders, OSHA is reevaluating its timeline in addition to other potential...

Effective Immediately, Masks Required Statewide Inside of Businesses

Masks, face coverings or face shields are currently required statewide for all workplaces and indoor public spaces (for example offices, grocery stores, pharmacies, public transit, personal services providers, restaurants, bars, retail stores and more). Masks, face...

Oregon to Receive 60k-80k Rapid Tests per week from Federal Government

(10/06/20) Governor Kate Brown today announced a plan to deploy a huge influx of rapid COVID-19 tests from the federal government. Oregon will be receiving 60,000 to 80,000 COVID-19 rapid tests per week until the end of the year. The Abbott BinaxNOW antigen tests can...

Remote Learning Leads to Surge in Childcare Needs for Families

By: Zachary S. Sielicky The COVID-19 pandemic has turned a lot of people on their heads in several ways. The two biggest challenges employers and employees have faced are the economy and education. It has brought the viability of what has long been accepted as the...


Additional help is now available for Salem small businesses, sole proprietorships, and non-profits with 25 or fewer employees, experiencing negative economic impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding is made possible through a grant from Business Oregon’s...

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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