What you need to know about 

corona virus

help for businesses 

Reopening amidst COVID-19

8/10/21:

new business oregon rural opportunity grants open

summer 2021:

STATE OSHA GUIDANCE FOR

BUSINESSES HERE

 

JULY 31: MASK ORDERS UPDATED

BY GOVERNOR BROWN

WHAT ARE CURRENT LANDLORD & TENANT LAWS DURING COVID?

 

 

3-23-21: GOVERNOR'S ECONOMIC RECOVERY PLAN TO AID BUSINESSES

The Governor applies these principles for equitable and rapid economic recoverY
in her 10-Point Plan:
  • Action #1: Investing in Oregon’s hardest hit workers (those currently unemployed or underemployed)

  • Action #2: Reinvesting in innovative housing

  • Action #3: Supporting resilient rural communities

  • Action #4: Supporting Oregon’s workforce (those currently employed but struggling)

  • Action #5: Creating opportunities for Oregonians (workforce development)

  • Action #6: Getting small business back on its feet

  • Action #7: Investing in Oregon’s infrastructure

  • Action #8: Oregonians investing in Oregon

  • Action #9: Safely reopening Oregon’s economy

  • Action #10: Innovation in manufacturing

TRAVEL OREGON GRANTS

LOCAL BUSINESS RECOVERY

March 2021:
Hood river county moves
to "low risk" - yay!

what does that mean

for business reopening plans?

COUNTY RISK- WHAT IS ALLOWED?

CHART: FULL GUIDANCE FOR LOW, MODERATE,

HIGH AND EXTREME RISK COUNTIES

BY BUSINESS SECTOR

1-29-21: 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.

FREE PPE AND HAND SANITIzER

FOR HOOD RIVER BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS

DRIVE THORUGH DISTRIBUTIoN CENTER

hood river alliance church,

2650 Montello (off rand rd.

tues-thurs 1/19- 1/21/21

details here - spanish and english

hood river county Business grants through 12/20/20,

apply at mcedd website

new governor's covid guidance

 in effect thurs. 12/3/20

chart with details for busineses here

governor's guidance here

12-1-20: hood river drops to worst category, "extreme risk."

see chart of what's allowed:

11-19-20: NEW BUSINESS OREGON COVID RECOVERY GRANTS ARE OPEN!

11-18-20: new state workplace guidance

during freezE - IN EFFECT TODAY

MORE: CLICK ON GUIDANCE, FAQ AND SIGNAGE HERE

11-18-20: governor's 2 week statewide

freeze takes effect today

DETAILS FROM GOVERNOR'S WEBSITE

Limits at-home and social gatherings, as well as faith institutions

 

Governor's executive order

(2 week freeze)

governor promises $55 million funding

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.

SUMMARY DOCUMENT HERE

MORE INFO HERE

NEW MASK GUIDANCE 8-13-20 HERE

 

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
SMALL BUSINESSEs.  details here: english    SPANISH

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:

Spanish      English

6-22-20  Hood River business customers wear masks  indoors (State order)

6-22-20  Guidance for events, venues and churches 

 

Governor approves Hood River's Phase 2 application

 Phase II guidelines - (Hood River entered 6/18/20

 

 State Q&A: COVID business, transportation, and other questions answered

   Oregon Health Authority reopening guidelines 

   Phase 1 guidelines - Governor's Office

   

  Hood River Health Dept. - business guidance

                                         

 

 

 

   

Hood river county reopening plan

Governor approves Hood River COunty reopening May 15

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Small Business and

employee Resources

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:
 

Rental Assistance and Landlord laws

Safe and Stronger in Community 

Mid Columbia Economic Development (MCEDD)

Business Oregon Resources

COVID-19 Resources

For Oregon Businesses, Employers, Workers & Job Seekers

Food Industry Resources 

Gorge area services for Migrant & Seasonal Farmworkers

In Klickitat, Skamania, Hood River, Wasco Counties

 

Apply for small business assistance:     SBA Disaster Loans