Effective Friday, July 24th:
- Face coverings are required for age 5 and up
- Restaurants and bars must close at 10pm statewide, regardless of phase
- Face coverings are now required when exercising indoors, plus outdoors when you can’t physically distance
- Capacity limit for restaurants, gyms, venues (e.g. concert halls, movie theaters) is reduced to 100 people indoors, including staff
Reopening Oregon with a Commitment to Safety
Oregon Restaurants & Lodging Association has put together a checklist in guidance to improve operational safety.
visit ORLA for more information
SBA Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Advance
Economic Injury Disaster Loan now includes up to a $10,000 advance that may be requested at the same time the business owner applies online.
SBA now has a streamlined application process with no requirement for tax returns, financial statements, etc. The one application covers the request for the EIDL loan and the EIDL advance. Here is the link for the EIDL application: https://covid19relief.sba.gov/.
Paycheck Protection Program
Businesses may visit their local bank or any approved SBA 7a lender to access the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
Here is a link which allows applicants to enter their zip code to find a lender to apply for the PPP program: https://www.sba.gov/paycheckprotection/find
The Eastern Oregon Regional Economic Recovery Team has put together a useful one-page guide that covers the most relevant funding and relief options for small businesses, all on one easy to access page.
Small Business Emergency Grant
Umatilla County Grant Committee has established the Small Business Emergency Grant for the purpose of providing one-time, short-term financial support to small businesses and sole proprietors impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds are to serve during the gap between when Federal and State funds are expected to become available and dispersed to small businesses in late April and May. The county-wide program is being administered by Gail Nelson, Umatilla County Economic Development Coordinator.
“The purpose of these grants is to provide interim relief to businesses and sole proprietors to help them have a chance to make it through these unprecedented times and be able to open and operate as soon as this Covid-19 time passes” stated Nelson.
To be eligible, the applicant must operate within Umatilla County, be able to demonstrate financial impact/damage due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and show documentation of applying for other financial assistance from at least one other source.
Apply at: www.umatillacounty.net/grants
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) serves as the lead agency for the public health response. For more information from OHA visit:
The Food Industry Association put together a guidance booklet.
The Guidance includes: managing and helping associates, assisting customers, addressing the supply chain, and other helpful resources.
COVID-19 Tax Relief Information at:
Tax deadline changed
The deadlines to FILE and PAY federal income taxes are extended to July 15, 2020.