April 14 , 2020
State of Oregon
  • Governor Brown announces distribution of first COVID-19 Rapid Testing Instruments in Rural Oregon. Read the news release here.
  • Governor Brown convenes COVID-19 Medical Advisory Panel. Read the full news release here.
  • Governor Brown announced Wednesday all public schools in Oregon will remain closed for the rest of this academic year.
  • Governor Brown aligns dates on dine-in prohibition with Stay Home, Save Lives order, Executive Order 20-14. The dine-in prohibition will remain in effect until lifted by the governor.

Congressman Peter DeFazio |

Senator Jeff Merkley
Local Updates
Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Daily Updates
Resources for All
Oregon Health Authority | COVID-19 FAQs (Spanish Version)

Partners for Hunger-Free Oregon | Information about who can receive extra SNAP benefits starting April 10, 2020. English and Spanish versions available.

USDA Rural Development | COVID-19 Resource Page with information about Rural Development loan payment assistance, application deadline extensions, and more. English and Spanish versions available. USDA description of programs that can be used by rural communities, organizations and individuals impacted by COVID-19 can be found here.

American Hotel & Lodging Foundation & National Restaurant Association Education Foundation | F ree Industry Training

Utility and Telecommunications | Many providers in Oregon are suspending service disconnections and waiving late fees to support Oregonians impacted by coronavirus. State and federal programs can also provide assistance to qualified individuals and households to help with these bills. Read more.

State Fire Marshal | The Office of State Marshal extended a temporary rules change that allows Oregon gas stations to provide self-service on a voluntary basis, in order to address shortages of workers experienced by gas retailers statewide. Extension is through April 25.

Council of Development Finance Agencies | Free Webinar Series - Food Systems Finance

Main Street America | Survey results and report from online survey to assess the impact of COVID-19. More than 5,850 small businesses responded to the survey, with more than 40% of those operating in communities with less than 10,000 residents.

Oregon Water Enhancement Board | New information that will impact cities, counties and other organizations that have pursued grant funding for some water related projects.. Lottery revenue funds a majority of the projects, and those revenues are expected to drop due to COVID-19. Read the board FAQs.

Travel Oregon | State and national data on how COVID-19 has impacted the travel and tourism industries. The report will be updated weekly and is available here. You can access their online toolkit here.
Resources for Businesses

IRS | Information ( Spanish Version) for taxpayers, businesses, tax-exempt organizations, and others who need information about coronavirus tax relief and economic impact payments

All courses are from 6 to 7 p.m.
  • 4/14/20 - Online Visibility and Engagement
  • 4/15/20 - E-commerce and Online Sales
  • 4/16/20 - Staying Productive and Communicative While Working Remotely

Smart Growth Online | Upcoming Webinar - The Front of the Line is Not Inclusive: Why We Need A Better Way to Save Our Small Businesses on Tuesday, April 21

Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership | Grant funding open for businesses that are retooling to supply COVID-19 related products or supplies. Email OMEPs Jasmine Agnor at
Resources for Workers | Unemployment
Unemployment Department | 4/9/20 News Release - Record Initial Claims for Unemployment Benefits Continue in Oregon

Oregon Employment Department | A guide on the federal CARES Act
Resources for Seniors
Previously Shared Resources
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