COVID-19 Business Community Resources

SAIF Coronavirus Workers Safety Fund

Press release: https://www.saif.com/news/new-fund-to-help-oregon-businesses-respond-to-coronavirus.html

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. https://willwp.org/.

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 Sets Vaccination Targets for Oregon to Begin to More Fully Reopen Economy

Salem, OR—Most restrictions to be lifted statewide when 70% of Oregonians 16 and older receive first doseBeginning May 21, counties eligible for option to move to Lower Risk when 65% of county residents 16 and older receive first dose and submit plan to close vaccine...

Governor Kate Brown Announces County Risk Level Changes

With hospitalization rate leveling, 15 counties to return to High Risk effective Friday, May 7   (Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown today announced updates to county risk levels under the state's public health framework to reduce transmission and protect Oregonians...

Governor Kate Brown Extends State of Emergency Amid COVID-19 Surge in Cases, Hospitalizations

Charts path for lifting emergency orders as number of vaccinated Oregonians increases   (Medford, OR) — Governor Kate Brown today extended her declaration of a state of emergency for COVID-19 for 60 days, until June 28, 2021, unless earlier rescinded or extended.The...

Governor Kate Brown Announces Updates to County Risk Levels

Updated risk levels take effect Friday, April 23 (Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown today announced updates to county risk levels under the state's public health framework to reduce transmission and protect Oregonians from COVID-19. The framework uses four different...

Salem Health Community COVID Update – Thursday April 29, 12-12:45pm

Community leaders,   You’re invited to join Salem Health for a COVID update from our CEO, Cheryl Nester Wolfe. We’ll be discussing COVID planning and response, hospitalization trends, vaccines and vaccination clinics, and what you can do to help your local health...

Governor Kate Brown Provides Updates on COVID-19 in Oregon

Vaccine eligibility for all Oregonians, 16 and older, opens Monday, April 19  (Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown held a press conference today to provide an update on the status of COVID-19 in Oregon, and to urge Oregonians to make a plan to get vaccinated. The...

American Rescue Plan Update and Webinar

Later today, the House is set to pass the American Rescue Plan Act, a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill that includes new help for small businesses struggling during the pandemic. This package includes long-awaited aid dedicated specifically to the restaurant...

Governor Kate Brown Announces Updates to County Risk Levels

(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown today announced updates to county risk levels under the state's public health framework to reduce transmission and protect Oregonians from COVID-19. The framework uses four different risk levels for counties based on COVID-19...

Applications Now Open for Commercial Rent Relief Grants

Business Oregon is now accepting grant applications to assist small businesses that are behind on their lease payments due to impacts from COVID-19 between March 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021.   The program provides grants to building owners to cover outstanding lease...

COVID-19 Mortgage Relief Program – DEADLINE 3/14/2021

The COVID-19 Mortgage Relief program helps Oregon homeowners who are struggling to make their mortgage payments.For eligible applicants currently receiving unemployment benefits, it will bring their mortgage current and make up to six monthly payments directly to...

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.

https://www.oregon.gov/employ/Businesses/WorkShare/Pages/Work%20Share%20Home%20Page.aspx

 

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.

https://rerf.us/apply-for-aid/

 

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

https://www.shrm.org/

 

Center for Disease Control’s Business Guidance and Recommendations:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html

https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html

 

CITY/COUNTY RESOURCES

Local and Tribal Emergency Managers

Oregon Local Emergency Managers pdf

 

Saalfeld Griggs Law Firm:

https://sglaw.com/oregon-employer-guide-to-policies-and-strategies-for-dealing-with-coronavirus-covid-19/

 

Marion County Guide for Businesses:

https://files.constantcontact.com/987169ab101/0ccc63b5-1af3-4199-a7c0-3e3678d6bfda.pdf

 

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

https://www.votervoice.net/OSCC/campaigns/72706/respond

 

 

 

STATE RESOURCES

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

https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/Agency.aspx?agency=GOV&category=

 

State of Oregon – BOLI

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

Website: https://www.oregon.gov/BOLI/Pages/index.aspx

 

State of Oregon Employment Department

Website: https://govstatus.egov.com/ORUnemployment_COVID19

COVID-19 OED Resources for Employers and Workers

 

Business Oregon COVID-19 Resources

http://www.oregon4biz.com/Coronavirus-Information/

 

Oregon State Police Emergency Declaration Enforcement FAQ

OSP Enforcement FAQ

 

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

https://www.oregon.gov/employ/Pages/COVID-19.aspx

 

Oregon Employment Department:

Unemployment Insurance

 

Oregon Health Plan & COVID-19

Interface Network COVID-19_OHP AssistanceFlyer

 

The Oregon Health Authority:

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/DISEASESCONDITIONS/DISEASESAZ/Pages/emerging-respiratory-infections.aspx

 

World Health Organization

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

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