April 3 , 2020
State of Oregon
Read the latest State Executive Order #20-13, a commercial eviction ban and strengthening of Governor Brown's previous ban on residential evictions. Oregon eviction updates can be found here.

Read what the State Executive Order #20-12 means for Douglas County here.

United States Congressman Peter DeFazio | COVID-19 Recovery Resources

Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon | Economic Recovery Hub & Resource Page
Local Updates

Support Douglas County Restaurants, Breweries and Wineries visit the Facebook page here and read a list of open businesses here.
Resources for All
Oregon Health Authority | Webinar on Monday, April 6 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Oregon Health Plan's coverage of telehealth services during COVID-19 pandemic

League of Oregon Cities | New Resource Center has launched with information about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oregon Farmers Market Association | OFMA Covid-19 Resource Page regarding farmers markets released, many of which remain open around the state as an essential business.

Office of Justice Programs | Providing funding to states, local governments and tribes through the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program

Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau | Guide to Mortgage Relief Options
Resources for Businesses

Layoff Aversion Funds | Small amounts of layoff aversion funds are still available in our region. Businesses with small needs that will allow them to avoid layoffs should contact SOWIB or RWP.

SBA Disaster Loan Assistance | New portal for SBA EIDL applications can be accessed here. Watch a Vimeo on SBA grants and loan applications.

Oregon Small Business Development Center | Business Crisis Guide

U.S. Chamber of Commerce | S BA Paycheck Protection Program & FAQs

Senator Merkley | Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
4/2/20 Update
"The Administration/U.S. Treasury has not yet sent banks and credit unions the info they need to accept and process the new Paycheck Protection Program forgivable loans for small businesses and 501c3 organizations starting tomorrow. Senator Merkley has been recommending that small businesses should make contact with their local bank or credit union and ask to be put on an application list (many banks have started doing this). That way when the Administration releases details, the banks can get back to the small businesses."

National Endowment for the Humanities | As part of the CARES Act, $75 million in supplemental funding to assist cultural institutions affected by the coronavirus. Read more here .

CARES Act | New guidance came out 4/2/20 making it clear that companies who have had layoffs and re-hire are eligible. The new rules require businesses to (1) spend 75% of their loans on payroll in order to qualify for forgiveness, and (2) clarify that firms who have already done layoffs can secure forgiveness by "quickly" rehiring laid-off workers. Here is the guidance from SBA and Treasury.

Oregon's Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) has issued a temporary order for Oregon's manufacturing facilities in regards to the maximum hours employees are allowed to work. Read more here.

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is postponing tax payment due dates and filing due dates for excise tax returns for 90 days for industry members affected by COVID-19. Read more here.

Resources for Workers | Unemployment

Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and PBA Charities | COVID-19 Relief Fund provides $500 to licensed beauty professionals who are unable to work
Resources for Entrepreneurs
Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs | Lending Help to Minority Small Businesses
Resources for Families | Seniors
Resources for Volunteers | Ways to Help
American Red Cross | Those who are healthy, feeling well and eligible to give blood or platelets, are urged to make an appointment to donate as soon as possible by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling (800) 733-2767. Donate your blood and save a life.
Previously Shared Resources
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