COVID-19 Business Community Resources
SAIF Coronavirus Workers Safety Fund
SAIF unveiled a $10 million coronavirus worker safety fund that will help Oregon employers pay for expenses tied to making workplaces safer. The fund is designed to support employee safety, reduce injuries, and decrease hazardous exposures by helping businesses most impacted by the coronavirus. More than 53,000 SAIF policyholders across the state are eligible for funds. Link to the press release for more information:
Business Oregon Impact Survey
Business Oregon, in partnership with Travel Oregon and Small Business Development Centers, would like to help assess how COVID-19 is impacting businesses. Information gathered by this survey will be vital to policy-makers who are working to provide assistance to businesses during this crisis. Individual responses to this survey are completely confidential and will not be shared publicly, only aggregate information will be shared.
CARES Small Business Loan Guide
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
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
SBA Disaster Loan Assistance
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
Emergency Child Care Programs
Society of Human Resources Management
Center for Disease Control’s Business Guidance and Recommendations:
Local and Tribal Emergency Managers
Saalfeld Griggs Law Firm:
Marion County Guide for Businesses:
Share Business Testimony on Coronavirus impact with Oregon State Chamber of Commerce
Governor Brown’s Press Releases
State of Oregon – BOLI
State of Oregon Employment Department
Business Oregon COVID-19 Resources
Oregon State Police Emergency Declaration Enforcement FAQ
State of Oregon COVID-19 Related Business Layoffs, Closures, and Unemployment Insurance Benefits
Oregon Employment Department:
Oregon Health Plan & COVID-19
The Oregon Health Authority: