May 29 , 2020
State of Oregon
  • Governor Brown directs approximately 1 million KN95 masks and 5,000 gallons of hand sanitizer for farm workers and agricultural producers. Read more here.

Oregon Health Authority

Senator Jeff Merkley
Local Updates
Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Daily Updates
Resources for All
Resources for Businesses

Health Resources and Services Administration | Grants are being provided to promote rural tele-emergency services. The application deadline is June 15. Apply here .

Work Share Oregon | A program to help employers retain good employees despite reduced hours. Work Share provides compensation for those regular hours that can't be offered under current conditions. For more information, see Work Share Oregon's website.

Supply Connector | Oregon's new Supply Connector portal is now available. The portal will allow PPE suppliers and distributors to connect directly with companies needed the products.

Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association | Checklists for providing safety strategies and protocols for restaurants and lodging properties can be found here.
Resources for Workers | Employment | Unemployment
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance | Workers, including self-employed business owners, who are not eligible for regular unemployment benefits can receive financial assistance through “Pandemic Unemployment Assistance” (“PUA”). Information on eligibility and application information may be found at Pandemic Unemployment Assistance . Assistance can be triggered by partial or complete loss of income formerly earned through self-employment, contract, gig or other work, even if that work did not generate payment into the unemployment insurance system. Sole proprietors, especially those who may need just a little help to hang on through this crisis, are especially encouraged to apply.

Resources for Prisoners Transitioning Into Society
Oregon Resources | Click here for a list of organizations, resources and programs for prisoners transitioning back into society.
Food Hub Survey
Please help get out a “ food hub” survey targeted at producers and growers in COOS, CURRY, DOUGLAS, JACKSON, OR JOSEPHINE county. NeighborWorks Umpqua, along with OSU Extension, Blue Zones Project-Umpqua and several other organizations are examining the feasibility of a regional food hub potentially serving farmers in Douglas, Curry, Coos, Jackson and Josephine Counties. Determining the interest of farmers in participating in a food hub is the essential first step in a feasibility assessment.   Survey should take 10 minutes or less. Click here for the survey.
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