Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
|State of Oregon COVID-19 Business Impact Survey Business Oregon, in partnership with Travel Oregon and Small Business Development Centers, would like to help assess how COVID-19 is impacting businesses. Information gathered by this survey will be vital to policy-makers who are working to provide assistance to businesses during this crisis. Individual responses to this survey are completely confidential and will not be shared publicly, only aggregate information will be shared. We are working to target businesses specifically to capture estimated revenue impacts as well as information around canceled events, employee impacts, and more. We recognize that you may be receiving survey requests from multiple agencies and organizations. The intention of this short survey is to serve the needs of businesses impacted by COVID-19. Information gathered by this survey will be vital to policymakers who are working to provide assistance to businesses during this crisis.Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. In the event you receive this questionnaire more than once, please provide only one response.
Please find the survey link here. The survey will remain open through April 15. Also, resources for businesses impacted by COVID-19 can be found on the websites of Business Oregon, Travel Oregon, and Oregon Small Business Development Center here:
Business OregonTravel OregonOregon Small Business Association
|Facebook Small Business Grant Program
Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where they operate. The application process is not open yet and we will share more details as they become available. More Information
Business Oregon is working diligently to assess and deploy agency resources as best it can in ways that corresponds to the urgent and evolving needs of Oregon businesses, while maintaining a commitment to statutory and fiduciary obligations. Business Oregon has been working with its partners throughout the state to gather up resources available and keeps web content updated daily. More Information
|Oregon Community Foundation
A pooled philanthropic fund has been created to deal with fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. Established in collaboration with partners throughout the state.
The Oregon Community Recovery Fund will it will rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations at the front lines of the outbreak.
The Oregon Small Business Stabilization Fund will provide emergency capital to nonprofit community lenders in both urban and rural communities, increasing these lenders’ capacity to offer low-interest and no-interest loans and technical assistance to small businesses. Small businesses dealing with reduced sales and revenue can use the loans to continue to retain employees until economic activity picks up in a few months. More Information
|Portland Community College Small Business Center Help
The PCC SBDC is available to assist you in assessing the appropriate actions for your business. Please email [email protected] if you need assistance in this planning process, or if you have any questions regarding the guidelines.
|Oregon Health Authority Updates
For up to the date information, OHA has launched a new website for COVID-19 updates. They have moved to a different platform to help prevent website slowness due to high traffic. They are also working to create a page more specifically designed for the information needs of healthcare providers and local public health.
|Unemployment Information for Your Employees Here is the latest guidance with regard to employees who are laid off temporarily or permanently as well as information regarding Layoff Aversion Funds. They should file for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits immediately. If the layoff is short term, 4 weeks or less, the employee does not have to search for employment while they are receiving benefits.More Information|
|NW Natural NW Natural has activated its business continuity plans. Residential and small businesses will not be disconnected if they can’t make payments due to the impacts caused by COVID-19. Customers will continue to receive bills and past due notices. But NW Natural will not send a final shut-off notice and disconnect service. More information|
|Reduced Hours Via Work ShareWork Share provides an alternative for larger employers who may be facing the prospect of a lay off situation. With Work Share, instead of reducing staff, an employer reduces the hours of work for a group of workers. Partial Unemployment Insurance benefits are then paid to supplement workers’ reduced wages.More Information|
|State of Oregon Employment Department The health and safety of workplaces is of utmost importance to the Oregon Employment Department. This information provides general guidance to employers, workers, and job seekers who may be impacted by the COVID-19 virus. This web page will be updated as more information becomes available. The Oregon Employment Department is working with partner agencies nationwide and the U.S. Department of Labor to ask for additional unemployment benefits options related to COVID-19. More Information
Columbia County Worksource office:503-397-4995 Please note: The office is currently staffed to receive phone calls but the lobby is not open to the general public.
Oregon Economic Development AssociationGuidance for Economic Developers
Business Oregon Guidance for BusinessesGuidance for Businesses
Oregon Employment DepartmentCOVID-19 Related Business Layoffs, Closures, and Unemployment Insurance Benefits
Center for Disease Control (CDC)Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers