COVID-19 Updates

COVID 19 Updates Resources

We have pulled together resources for your to keep you updated and informed on what is going on with the COVID-19. We will keep this page up to date with information as it is released. 

Prepare and remain calm! 

Business Updates / Resources 

Office of Small Business Assistance Update 

The Office of Small Business Assistance is standing by to help businesses know how to connect with resources in these troubling times. Our team is tirelessly working on referring businesses to the help they’re asking for. The fastest way to get in touch with the team is by emailing business.sos@oregon.gov or using the “Need Help?” button found on most state agency websites or visiting www.oregon.gov/smallbusiness.

The team has been getting a lot of questions from business owners having to lay off or reduce the hours of staff, what needs to be done for employees being released, and asking about how to pay rent and utilities. Businesses with similar questions are encouraged to visit the following websites:

And finally, the latest information on resources for workers and business owners is available at https://www.oregon.gov/gov/Pages/coronavirus2020.aspx

Federal Government

IRS:
90-day Delay for Payment of Taxes, Filing Deadline Remains

CDC:
Travel Guidelines
Guidance for Gatherings of 10+ People

U.S. DOL:
Guidance in Unemployment Insurance Flexibility during COVID-19

Federal Reserve:
Feds Slash Interest Rates

U.S. Consulates in Mexico:
H-2A Delays are Likely

Small Business Administration:
Disaster Declared in Washington and Six Oregon Counties
Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

State of Oregon Updates / Resources

Governor Kate Brown’s Executive Orders:

Oregon Small Business Resource Navigator 

Oregon Employment Department:

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance 
COVID-19 Related Business Layoffs, Closures, and Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries:
Notice of Relief from Predictive Scheduling Penalties

Oregon Liquor Control Commission:
OLCC Exception to the Requirement to Redeem Bottles at Retail

Oregon Department of Transportation:
COVID-19 Short-term Suspension of Hours of Service Requirements for Trucking

Higher Education Coordinating Commission:
Guidance Related to the Flexibility and Innovative Uses of Layoff Aversion Funding During the Era of COVID-19

Department of Human Services/ Early Learning Division:
Expansion of Child Care Benefits and Eliminating Copays

Attorney General:
Price Gouging Penalties and Hotlines

Oregon Health Authority:
Oregon Coronavirus Updates
Guidance for Employers

County & City Updates

City of Tigard Updates
Event Cancellations, What the City is Doing, and Message from Tigard’s Emergency Service Coordinator. 

Tigard CARES is more than a financial assistance program for Tigard-based firms in time of crisis, it is our commitment to the local business community. In partnership with two CDFIs, the City has tripled the financial resources available to businesses through grants, micro-loans and bridge loans to firms. This partnership turned $300,000 in city funding into $1,000,000 available as financial assistance for locally owned businesses. 

This funding can be used for: 

  1. Fixed expenses such as rent, insurance and other operating expenses 
  2. Employee retention (payroll) 
  3. Inventory preparedness for when business activity restarts 

Please use this link to access the referral form www.engage.tigard-or.gov/CARES

Washington County Cooperative Library Services Business Resources

Washington County Health Department 
Updates & FAQs 

Washington County COVID-19 Update – 3/20/20

Tigard Tualatin School District  

Tigard Chamber of Commerce