OHA released its updated modeling report that indicates the efforts of Oregonians to stay home and practice physical distancing has helped prevent as many as 70,000 COVID-19 cases and 1,500 hospitalizations in Oregon. OHA has worked with the Institute for Disease Modeling on the weekly reports, which use Oregon outbreak data with IDM research and modeling techniques to present policy makers with projections for the trajectory of the disease. The models are updated weekly.
Supporting Oregon’s students to succeed: Senator Merkley and Senator Wyden announced that funding is now available for accredited public and nonprofit higher education institutions throughout Oregon, to help schools mitigate tuition losses and upfront costs of adopting remote learning technology amid the coronavirus crisis. Schools can apply for funding using this link. Allocations will be reached by a formula included in the CARES Act, which is weighted significantly by the number of full-time students who are Pell-eligible, but also takes into consideration the total population of the school and the number of students who were not enrolled full-time online before the coronavirus outbreak.
Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace | If you're enrolled in a Marketplace plan through the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace and your income or household changes, you should update your application. The “Economic Impact Payment” that will be sent to most families won’t affect people applying for coverage or those who already have coverage through the Marketplace. The federal increase in unemployment benefits of $600 per week for up to four months (ending July 31, 2020) will be counted as income and will need to be reported. Changes — such as lower or higher income, adding or losing household members, or getting offers of other health coverage — may affect the coverage or savings you’re eligible for. You can find steps on how to report changes and important information about Marketplace plans and COVID-19 at HealthCare.gov.
Oregon Business Plan | Partners hosted a special COVID-19 Recovery Roundtable with Governor Kate Brown. This event focused on Oregon's response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the resulting economic downturn. View the recording
Destination Analysts | A
travel sentiment report for the week of April 20 has been released. The company is tracking and publishing key consumer perceptions, attitudes and behaviors through to help the travel, tourism and hospitality industries form strategies and communicate through the COVID-19 crisis.
USDA Rural Development | Guidance provided to rural communities and the agricultural industry about recently passed funding relief contained in the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Program. Read more
CARES Act National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) | Funds are available to help save jobs in the arts sector and keep the doors open to thousands of organizations that add value to America's economy and the creative life of our communities. Part 1 deadline to submit applications is May 4. Click
here for more information.
Federal Highway Administration | On April 3, the FHWA issued a notice to state departments of transportation that the agency will allow food trucks at federally funded interstate highway rest areas to support commercial truck drivers during the coronavirus emergency. Read more
here. Please respond to this email if you are or know of a food truck currently operating at rest areas so we can help spread the word.
American Red Cross | Red Cross supplies have run dangerously low. If you are healthy and looking for a tangible and safe way to help your community, please consider donating blood. The Red Cross has implemented sanitizing and social distancing policies to ensure you’re safe while making a lifesaving donation. Schedule an appointment today.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce |
New guide in Spanish to help independent contractors and self-employed individuals secure funding under the CARES Act. The guide provides step-by-step assistance to help individuals understand eligibility requirements, borrowing limits, and appropriate use of funds under the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loans.
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