COVID-19 Business Information
FAQ on Statewide Mask, Face Shield, Face Covering Guidance: https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.state.or.us/DHSForms/Served/le3818.pdf
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary FCC program to help households struggling to afford internet service during the pandemic.
Apply for PPP Loan Forgiveness Through New Direct Portal starting August 4, 2021. Find more details here.
SBA is currently taking applications for Economic Injury and Disaster Loans (EIDL) and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). EIDL provides economic relief to small businesses and non-profit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. EIDL Cap raised from $500,000 to $2 million.
SBA is currently offering the following funding options:
SBA is contacting eligible businesses regarding: Targeted EIDL Advance (limited eligibility)
Senator Ron Wyden COVID-19 Economic Resources
USDA expands assistance to cover feed transportation costs for drought impacted ranchers. ELAP
An online tool is now available to help ranchers document and estimate payments to cover feed transportation costs caused by drought, which are now covered by the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-raised Fish Program (ELAP).
Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers who experienced losses due to COVID-19 can apply for assistance through the USDA's Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers program (PATHH). Farm Service Agency will take applications from July 22 - Oct. 15, 2021 Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers Program | Farmers.gov
USDA is temporarily suspending debt collections, foreclosures and other activities on farm loans.
STAY INFORMED WITH THE LATEST UPDATES AND RESOURCES
The state of Oregon created an information page to assist small businesses navigating through the changing resources and guidelines in Oregon. Small Business Navigator Hotline 833-604-0880
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA)
The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides helpful small business guidance and loan resources.
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA)
Oregon OSHA provides interim guidance and resources on what employers need to know in regards to health and safety during COVID-19. OSHA is also providing confidential consultations for employers to enhance their workplace safety and health programs.
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC)
The CDC offers many different workplace guidance's for employers, ranging from general prevention in the workplace to specific industry resources.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)
The USDA Rural Development Response to COVID-19 is providing up to date guidance on Federal programs that can assist rural communities with immediate or long-term assistance. Also, visit Oregon State Office (usda.gov) .
OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY (OHA)
OHA has useful guides specifically tailored for food service facilities.