COVID-19 Business Community Resources

Guides and Resources from the Salem Chamber

The Salem Chamber continues to create, update, and evolve its various guides and resources to continue bringing you and your members the information you need during this difficult time. We encourage you to continue utilizing and sharing the following items:

Updated Salem Keizer School District 2020-2021 District Calendar

Download the updated 2020-21 calendar

Updated Mask Guidance Issued

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NEW Health & Safety Guidelines for Childcare and Early Education

See Full Report

Governor’s Statewide Face Covering Requirement & Guidance, dated 07-24-20

View Statewide Mask, Face Shield, Face Covering Guidance 

Updated Signage for Face Mask Requirements – Effective 07/21/20

View updated signage

The ADA and Face Mask Policies

View Additional Information

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

View Additional Information

Governor Brown’s Presentation on COVID-19 Statewide Growth, dated 06-30-20

View Presentation

City of Salem COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program

View City of Salem Announcement

Phase 2 Reopening Guidance for Select Industries, 06/03/20

Phase 2 Reopening Guidance – Restaurants, Bars, Breweries, Tasting Rooms, Distilleries

Phase 2 Reopening Guidance – Recreational Sports, Limited Return to Play

Phase 2 Reopening Guidance – Zoos, Museums, Outdoor Gardens

Phase 2 Reopening Guidance – Swimming Pools, Spa Pools, Sports Courts

Limited Reopening of Marion & Polk Counties to begin Friday, May 22

2020 Marion County Approved Roadmap

Official Polk County Press Release – Approval Phase One


SEDCOR Personal Protection Equipment Directory

PPE Directory

Back to Business – A Guide to Reopening

View the Reopening Guide

SBA & Department of Treasury Release Paycheck Protection Plan Loan Forgiveness

Loan Forgiveness Application Instructions

Guidelines for Phase 1 Reopening Plan & Industry Guidance

Governor Brown’s Detailed PDF Presentation: Reopening Oregon – Details on Restarting Public Life and Business

Spanish Reopening Oregon Framework Presentation

Watch Governor Brown’s Press Conference

Guidelines Regarding Face Covering Use in Public

Phase One Reopening Guidance for the Public

Mask and Face Covering Guidance for Business, Transit and the Public

  Mask and Face Covering Guidances In Spanish

Sector Guidance: Retail

Sector Guidance: Restaurants/Bars/Breweries/Tasting Rooms/Distilleries

Sector Guidance: Outdoor Recreation

Sector Guidance: Personal Services

Sector Guidance: Fitness

General Guidance for Employers


Business Oregon Vetted PPE Vendors

List of Vetted PPE Vendors


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...

Marion County Commissioners Chart Course for Reopening County

PRESS RELEASE May 6 2020 Marion County Community Roadmap

Final Marion County Community Roadmap to Reopening


Pandemic Unemployment Information

State of Oregon Employment Department Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Press Release

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance in Oregon FAQ

How to file PUA Application- EN


Oregon Set to Lift Non-Urget Medical Procedures Ban

Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s address to media on April 23 on lifting the ban of non-urgent medical procedures May 1. Read Full Press Release Here

Governor Brown’s Framework for Reopening Oregon Businesses

To review Governor Brown’s full Phased Reopening Framework, click here:


CARES Small Business Loan Guide

CARES Small Business Loan Guide

CARES Act Flow Chart from Committe on Small Business

Willamette Workforce Partnership

COVID-19 Resources:

Employment, Legal and Tax Concerns for Businesses Conference Call

Saalfeld Griggs PC & Aldrich Advisors + CPAs  Presentation

Link to the webinar

SAIF Coronavirus Workers Safety Fund

Press release:

Business Oregon Impact Survey

Take the survey here

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

SBA Disaster Loan Assistance

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


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:



Oregon State Parks By Status

View the interactive map

Oregon Small Business Navigator

Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

ORLA’s Education Foundation is evolving in order to provide charitable support and educational opportunities for the Oregon hospitality industry. Watch the video here.

Oregon OSHA to formally begin spot-checks in ramped up effort against COVID-19

Read full press release here


Oregon’s Dislocated Worker Rapid Response Team

Rapid Response Flyer – General Session on Fridays – Marion and Yamhill County

Register for the Webinar here


US Chamber Initiates Small Business Grant Fund

The grant applications are now closed. To learn more about the Save Small Business Fund and to apply for a grant, visit:


USDA Resources

USDA Federal Rural Resource Guide

USDA Implements Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and Communities Affected by COVID-19

FEMA Regional Representatives

List of FEMA Representative Map For information on COVID-19 Resource


Oregon Office of Economic Analysis

COVID-19: Latest blog post


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


Oregon Economic Downturn Hits Service Industries Hardest

Read the Oregon Employment Department’s analysis of claims filed in the Portland-metro area. The report shows Oregon’s service industries have been among the hardest hit in coronavirus economic fallout. Read this article from the Oregonian regarding the challenges facing restaurants, even those who have received federal loans under the federal Paycheck Protection Program.


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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