COVID-19 Business Community Resources

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...

Important Update on SKPS Operations

Dear Salem-Keizer Families,  With the preservation of public health as the guiding light, today Governor Brown and the Oregon Department of Education announced that our school doors will not open again for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Like you, we are...

Governor Kate Brown Extends Coronavirus School Closures Through End of School Year

(Portland, OR) — In light of the necessity to continue social distancing measures during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, particularly her Stay Home, Save Lives order, Governor Kate Brown today announced she is extending Oregon’s physical closures for the K-12 and...

Oregon Delegation Urges Swift Distribution of Emergency COVID-19 Funds to Health Care Providers

Lawmakers write in bipartisan letter to feds that expediency in payment is critical for Oregon health care providers Washington, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and U.S. Reps. Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer, Suzanne Bonamici, Kurt Schrader and Greg...

Emergency Exemption to Maximum Working Hours in Certain Manufacturing Establishments

View as a PDF here As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) has issued a temporary order applicable to Oregon’s manufacturing facilities in regards to the maximum hours employees in manufacturing are allowed to work....

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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