April 9, 2020
New to working from home?

Almost overnight, remote work has become mainstream. Companies around the world are encouraging their employees to work from home to prioritize the health and safety of their workforce and communities amid coronavirus. Working through this rapid change can be hard and we’re moving quickly to help members get information they can trust, stay connected to their community and learn now to be more productive and successful in their jobs.

CCD COVID-19 Loan Program
Businesses located in Coos, Curry & Douglas

With the outbreak of COVID-19 across the nation, many businesses are currently and potentially facing revenue shortfalls that compromise their ability to cover operating expenses.

CCD Business Development Corporation (CCD) has established a COVID-19 Loan Program to provide immediate assistance to enable businesses time to apply for additional assistance through other programs like the SBA Disaster Loan Program.

COVID-19 Loan Program Overview:
  • Available to businesses located in Coos, Curry and Douglas counties.
  • Maximum Loan $15,000
  • 1% Loan Fee
  • Use Personal Guarantees as Collateral
  • Operating Company (Business) in business for at least two years.
  • Provide 2019 Tax Return or CPA prepared financials showing positive earnings.
  • Payments deferred for 3 months.
  • Interest Rate 4%
  • Five (5) year repayment period.

You can find the COVID-19 Loan Program Application on our website at
COVID-19 Cares Act Relief Resources

The CARES Act, the largest economic relief package in our nation’s history, was signed into law on March 27 and includes major provisions U.S. Travel fought for to deliver economic support to travel businesses, travel workers and their families.

The website below has an eligibility guide, how much is offered and how you can apply, as well as guides for loans and programs.
COVID-19 Travel Oregon Tool-Kit

In an effort to support their partners in a time when up-to-date information is crucial, Travel Oregon has created a toolkit that points to resources from national and state public health organizations to give you all the information you need around COVID-19. Click here for the full tool-kit.
Oregonian's Response to Covid Crisis

DHM Research conducted a survey to benefit Oregonians and public leaders as we all continue to address the coronavirus outbreak. They recognize that this is a quickly developing situation and that attitudes will continue to be shaped by events. Therefore, they present these findings as both a guidepost for moving forward and as an historical document indicating where have been. Click here to view and/or download the findings.
Coos Family Resources
Meeting Basic Needs During COVID-19

See the PDF below for resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. This document includes information for Coos County in the following subjects as well as other important resources for Coos County Residents:

  • Utilities (Power/Water)
  • Employment Assistance
  • Child Care
  • Food
  • Housing

SBDC Oregon

It all starts with an email or phone call. To get help for your business, begin by reaching out to your local Small Business Development Center (SBDC). For Coos County, Curry, and Western Douglas counties email or call 541-283-6118.


Simply put, yes. The Small Business Administration (SBA) has made funds available to help businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Go to to apply. Applications for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) are online only. Contact CCD Business Corporation – or call 541-756-4101.


You may not have to! The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) provided funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). You may begin applying on Friday, April 3rd through a qualified lender only. Contact either the SBDC for your area or CCD Business Corporation for more information and to see if you qualify.


SBDC can help you too. Whether your business is a sole proprietorship, you are a consultant, or you run a non-profit organization, there are programs that may provide you with the assistance you need. Contact your local SBDC or CCD Business Corporation.

*Information provided by SBA, SBDC Oregon, and Business Oregon
Oregon Tourism Special Meeting
In compliance with Executive Order No. 20-12 Oregon Tourism Commission offices are closed to the public. In response to Governor Brown’s directive on social distancing measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the risk of exposure to our communities, this meeting was live-streamed on Travel Oregon’s Industry YouTube Channel. You can view the meeting by clicking here.
Can you hike, fish or bike in Oregon after Brown’s coronavirus order? Here's the details:

Last week brought unprecedented closures to Oregon’s outdoors as the coronavirus spread and officials threw everything at stopping people from getting together and transmitting the virus.

All of Oregon’s state parks, national parks, many of its county parks and much of the Coast is either completely off-limits or near impossible to access. As a rule, any place people might congregate, even in small numbers, is typically closed.

“What is prohibited under the order is a large gathering of people on our trails or in our parks to the point that social distancing is not possible,” Gov. Brown spokeswoman Liz Merah said in an email. “People can still recreate outdoors if their recreational activity involves non-contact with others outside of their household, and they can maintain appropriate social distancing.”

The order also discourages longer trips that might spread the virus into rural communities where hospital capacity is very limited, Merah said, and avoid risky activities since search and rescue may not be available.

Highlights for the coast:
  • Beaches are open to locals as long as you continue to practice social distancing.
  • All state parks are closed and park rangers are enforcing the closure by asking people to leave when spotted.
  • It is still legal to go fishing in Oregon, however you'll need to check your local fishing spots closures for boat ramp access or find places to fish on foot.
  • Access to has not been restricted to State Forests, trailheads, and trails as long as social distancing remains. All day-use areas, campgrounds, bathrooms, and other areas where social distancing is impractical are closed.
  • Federal Forest roads are open, but all bathrooms, trail heads, and picnic areas are closed.

**Resource, Statesman Journal
Grant Information
Tourism Grant Writing & Resource Workshop

Travel Southern Oregon is pleased to offer this interactive grant writing workshop focusing on developing tourism-related projects and securing funding for that work. Join Meredith Howell, an experienced grant writer and grant coach, for a discussion on an array of tourism grant- related topics guaranteed to help you write better grants. The workshop will be held, Wednesday, May 13 from 9am-12pm in Jacksonville.
PHOTO CREDITS: Small town Oregon by Dan Meyers. Welcome to Oregon Highway 101 by Everett McIntire. Empty road in the forest by Ruben Michshuck. Mt. Hood by Atanas Malamov.