help for businesses
Reopening amidst COVID-19
1-29: oregon counties have new outdoor dining guidance
from the state:
As of Jan. 29, Oregon restaurants, bars, distilleries and tasting rooms may allow outdoor structures with a cover, like an awning or roof, with at least 50% of the square footage of its sides open for airflow. Enclosed sides may not be next to each other.
The illustration below is an example of new occupancy requirements for extreme risk counties like Hood River. Read the full guidance.
FREE PPE AND HAND SANITIzER
DRIVE THORUGH DISTRIBUTIoN CENTER
hood river alliance church,
2650 Montello (off rand rd.
tues-thurs 1/19- 1/21/21
hood river county Business grants through 12/20/20,
new governor's covid guidance
in effect thurs. 12/3/20
12-1-20: hood river drops to worst category, "extreme risk."
11-19-20: NEW BUSINESS OREGON COVID RECOVERY GRANTS ARE OPEN!
11-18-20: governor's 2 week statewide
freeze takes effect today
Limits at-home and social gatherings, as well as faith institutions
(2 week freeze)
to help businesses hard-hit by covid.
more to come
Governor Kate Brown will commit $55 million in financial assistance to support Oregon businesses impacted by COVID-19 restrictions.
8-17-20: OREGON WORKPLACE RULE
Oregon OSHA released new draft workplace rule today -
includes additional requirements for jobs requiring an employee to be within 6-feet
of another individual for 15 minutes or longer if it includes direct contact, as well as
further requirements for healthcare activities involving direct patient care.
This rule provides a limited exemption for schools that are able to implement
the guidance from the Oregon Education Department.
where did the masks for businesses go?
hood river county eoc (emergency operations center) recap of Business mask distribution in july:
JULY 10, 10AM - FREE FACE MASKS FOR HOOD RIVER
If you can't make it here, we'll deliver to you! Thank you for being a Hood River County business.
7-8-20 FROM OHA: There are no “exemptions” from
the face covering requirements.
An employer may be required to offer accommodations to employees or customers due to a medical condition,
but NOT BY allowing them to not wear a mask
governor REQUIRES FACE MASKS INDOORS statewide, july 1
I'm a business owner - what's MY reopening guidance?
8-10-20: New State rules for landlords and renters about evictions and rental assistance:
Phase II guidelines - (Hood River entered 6/18/20
State Q&A: COVID business, transportation, and other questions answered
Hood river county reopening plan
Small Business and
Hood River County is made up of many small businesses that can be particularly hard hit by the
Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions and closures.
EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loans) are now available from the federal government for local small businesses. The Small Business Association (SBA) deadline to apply for an EIDL is December 16, 2020.
For business and unemployment resources please visit:
In Klickitat, Skamania, Hood River, Wasco Counties
Apply for small business assistance: SBA Disaster Loans