City, State, and Federal COVID-19 Resources

BANDON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:

  • Back to Business Toolkit: (released May 7, 2020) A resource for Bandon businesses to help guide them in reopening.  Use as is, or modify to your personal business uses.
  • America’s Recovery Fund Coalition: America’s Recovery Fund Coalition represents 45% of the US workforce. With more than 100 members across retail, restaurants, theaters, gyms, salons, real estate, the travel industry, and financial services, we represent a combined 58 million American workers. We are asking Congress for support to help our businesses, workers, and communities recover.  Get involved, and Take Action!

SOUTHERN OREGON COAST

STATE OF OREGON:

OFFICE OF GOVERNOR BROWN

DAVID BROCK SMITH, STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 1

OREGON RESTAURANT AND LODGING ASSOCIATION

OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY

  • FAQ for Fitness-Related organization reopening guidelines.

OREGON STATE PARKS

HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

  • HRSA is providing grants to promote rural tele-emergency services with emphasis on tele-stroke, tele-behavioral health, and tele-emergency medical services. Application deadline is June 15.

OREGON SUPPLY CONNECTOR

  • OSC Portal for acquiring Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is operational, accessible nationwide, and may be searched directly for opportunities in Oregon.

Bandon Chamber of Commerce:

Bandon Mayor and City Council:

Federal

State of Oregon

May 28, 2020

  • US Small Business Administration announced that it is setting aside $10 billion of Round 2 funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to be lent exclusively by Community Development Financial Institutions. Learn more.
  • Oregon Office of Economic Analysis looks at recently released county-level unemployment data caused by COVID-19 and explains why the severity of job losses across the state is not uniform. Read the blog post.
  • Governor Kate Brown announces $30 Million investment to protect agricultural workers and secure Oregon’s food supply chain: Governor Kate Brown today announced a $30 million investment to secure Oregon’s food supply chain and protect essential agricultural workers. The Governor’s Office worked with state agencies, farmers, and farmworker advocates to develop a funding proposal to deploy rapid support and resources to Oregon’s agricultural producers to meet harvest demands and to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Read more.
  • State issues emergency orders for most common types of insurance: The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services’ Division of Financial Regulation issued emergency orders for property and casualty, long-term care, and life and disability insurance. The orders mean that the most common insurance policies, such as auto, home, term and whole life, and long-term care have minimum grace periods to pay premiums and protect consumers by mandating how long claims must be paid. Read the news release.
  • Governor Kate Brown has directed approximately 1 million KN95 masks and 5,000 gallons of hand sanitizer for farmworkers and agricultural producers. This critical PPE is available at no cost to the agricultural community to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Distribution takes place in various counties starting this week. Learn more.
  • Oregon Parks and Recreation Department list of state park campgrounds scheduled to open with limited services. Some services will be curtailed. Most cabin and yurt camping remain closed. Group camping remains closed. Read more.
  • Oregon DMV’s will be re-opening by appointment

May 14, 2020

  • Nearly $16 million in CARES Act funding to be made available to Oregon’s marine-related and coastal fishery businesses impacted by COVID-19. Read more.

April 30, 2020

  • Small businesses get COVID-19 relief in private grants, as Verizon boosts support to $7.5M.  Read more.

April 24, 2020

  • Governor Kate Brown Calls on Congress to Support Oregon Priorities in Federal Relief Packages: Governor Kate Brown called on Congress to support Oregon’s priorities and critical needs in upcoming federal relief and economic recovery packages. The letter calls for additional federal funding to support Oregon’s hospitals, long-term care facilities, small businesses and manufacturers, as well as for unemployment insurance, rental assistance, food assistance, and schools. Read more.
  • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA): The Employment Department will launch PUA around the end of April. PUA is a program that provides unemployment benefits to workers not typically covered by regular unemployment insurance benefits. (PUA FAQs). This include:
    • Self-employed, 1099 contract workers, and gig workers who weren’t already eligible
    • Employees whose wages are not reported for unemployment insurance
    • Employees who have not earned enough wages or worked enough hours for regular unemployment benefits
    • People who were going to start work but could not.
  • Pamplin Media offers help to local businesses: Pamplin Media Group has established a $1 million marketing matching grant fund to assist local businesses as they prepare to reopen. These matching fund grants are open to local businesses, non-profits, and business associations, and range in value from $250 to $10,000 per month. Funds can be used on any digital and print products owned and operated by the Pamplin Media Group during the months of May or June.  Learn more and apply now.
  • USA Today Article: Confused by the federal government’s small business loan program? You’re not alone. Here’s your guide.

March 30, 2020

  • SAIF created a $10 million worker safety fund that will cover expenses to improve safety, health, and welfare of employees that employers incur due to the Coronavirus; must be a policy holder. $10 Million Safe Worker Program

Travel Oregon

U.S. Travel Association

CDC

  • Check the CDC website for countries with current travel restrictions