IMPORTANT RESOURCES REGARDING COVID-19
March 27 , 2020
State of Oregon | Office of the Governor
Read what the latest State Executive Order #20-12 means for Douglas County here.
Resources for All
3/25/20 Senator Wyden Welcomes Senate Passage of COVID-19 Stimulus Package
Read the press release here.

Douglas County Board of Commissioners & Douglas Public Health Network


Douglas County Commissioners are working with state and federal officials to establish assistance programs for local businesses and residents affected by COVID-19. More information to come.

USDA Rural Development Implements Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and Communities that are Affected by COVID-19. Read more here.

To stay up-to-date with the work of Congressman Peter DeFazio and his staff, visit is website. They are in touch daily with local, state, and federal partners to get the resources that Oregon.

Oregon State University and the Oregon Health and Science University developed a website dispelling rumors and false information COVID-19 and why it's important that we 'flatten the curve'.

The State has set up a process to handle complaints about Executive Order compliance. All complaints about violations should be directed to OSHA.
Resources for Businesses
Senator Jeff Merkley | Read the update on Small Business Assistance - a third, major emergency relief bill passed by the Senate on 3/25/20 and the previously passed Families First Act. More information to come on how this might help you address COVID-19

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation | Restaurant Relief Fund providing grants to restaurant industry employees whose finances have been adversely affected by COVID-19. Apply for aid here. Applications open on 4/2/20.

CCD Business Development Corporation | Now Offering COVID-19 Loan Program
If eligible, this program provides up to $15,000 in immediate assistance to businesses struggling with revenue shortfalls due to this pandemic. Click here for more information. You can download their loan packet here.



SBDC | Click here for a listing of national, state and federal COVID-19 Disaster Assistance Funding

Business Oregon | COVID-19 Resource web page

Travel Oregon has created an online form to capture feedback on how to best meet the needs of the 115,000 Oregonians who are directly employed in the tourism industry. If you are a hotel, restaurant, or small business struggling during the COVID-19 outbreak, please fill out this form.
Resources for Private Industry
FEMA Public Assistance (PA) is available to state and eligible local, tribal governments and certain private nonprofit organizations in all counties in the State of Oregon. The Public Assistance Program provides Federal financial assistance at a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures taken to respond to the COVID-19 emergency at the direction of guidance of state, local, tribal and territorial public health officials. For detailed information on how to apply, feel free to reach out to me, or contact your County emergency manager .
Resources for Employers
The BOLI Technical Assistance hotline for Employers with COVID-19 questions can be reached at (971) 673-0824 or by emailing bolita@boli.state.or.us.

Resources for Employees
For the most current guidance for employers, workers, and job seekers who may be impacted by COVID-19, please visit the Oregon Employment Department's web page. Information on this changes daily. This is also where one would go to learn more about and apply for unemployment insurance benefits.

Employees with complaints/concerns about their employers regarding COVID-19 should be directed to BOLI. They can be reached at 971-673-0761 or email mailb@boli.state.or.us.
Resources for Entrepreneurs
Resources for Families | Seniors
Reassigned County Workers Are Delivering Meals to Seniors
If you know a senior or are a senior that needs assistance, please log onto www.recovers.org or call Douglas County Senior Services at (541) 440-3677 for more information.

State officials have increased the income threshold for residents, so more people will be able to qualify for food assistance. To find our more or apply for UCAN's food programs, visit ucancap.org.

Individuals seeking childcare can use the following:
Call 211 or 1-866-698-6155 Listen for the "Childcare" prompt, otherwise there may be a long wait
  • Text keyword "children" or "ninos" to 898211 (TXT211)
  • Email children@211info.org
  • To search for childcare providers online, click here.
Resources for Volunteers | Ways to Help
Regional Small Business Development Centers are already seeing an uptick in “traffic", which seems very likely to grow as the COVID-19 situation continues. In order to prepare for this coming surge and to continue operations as planned, they are gathering a list of individuals who would be willing to serve as volunteer advisers. Ideally, they are looking for folks with strong financial backgrounds. Direct marketing skill sets are always in high demand as well. If you have suggestions or would like to help, please contact your local SBDC, https://bizcenter.org/centers/.

Previously Shared Resources
Each email will contain only the newest resources and information we've received. To access a compiled list of all resources we've emailed regarding COVID-19, please follow the link below.