COVID-19> What you need to know
(Updated March 30, 2020 5:00pm)
The health and well-being of our visitors, members, and the community at large are of utmost importance to the Chamber of Commerce. We will continue to work closely with Rick Hudson, Emergency Manager, City of Cannon Beach, to monitor Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments and provide you the best source for current updates.
As a partner to our businesses, we understand that limiting any impact that a health event like this could have on our services will affect our visitors and members. We are focused on sustaining our business operations while we continue to support our members, visitors, and our community.
We encourage everyone to be informed of the latest developments and make your decisions based on what is best for you, your business, employees, and customers. Please let our Visitor Information Center know if you are experiencing changes to your services, rescheduling events, or closing so that we can help you get the word out to everyone. Phone: (503) 436-2623 and/or Email.
Local Business: Business & Employee Support Resources Page
City of Cannon Beach: Updates Page
- Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce Staff
-Trump extends federal social distancing guidelines to April 30.
-President Donald Trump signed the $2 trillion bipartisan stimulus package that is intended to address the threat of economic disaster posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
-Third presumptive case in Clatsop County announced by County Officials.
-FEMA announced COVID-19 has been designated a qualified disaster, making FEMA Public Assistance (PA) available to state and eligible local, tribal governments and certain private nonprofit (PNP) organizations in all counties in the State of Oregon.
-The state of Oregon is delaying the deadline to file state income taxes to match the delayed federal filing date of July 15.
-Second presumptive case of COVID-19 in Clatsop County announced by County Officials.
-Cannon Beach City Council Emergency Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-12, for purpose of reauthorizing actions taken under Resolution 20-11.
-Governor Kate Brown Executive Order 20-12 Stay Home, Save Lives. Official Bill PDF.
-First presumptive case of COVID-19 in Clatsop County announced by County Officials.
-Cannon Beach City Council Emergency Meeting Results: City Council has passed Resolution 20-11, for purpose of evacuating visitors. Resolution Q & A PDF.
-Oregon State Parks: All state parks will close March 23. The last night anyone can stay is March 22.
-Federal Tax Day moved to July 15th
-SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Declaration has been approved for Clatsop County and all of Oregon!. Disaster Declaration #16378 Apply today!
Direct from the Source Information and Links:
The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America -- 15 Days to Slow the Spread of Coronavirus
- House Bill H.R. 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Official Bill PDF. This bill responds to the coronavirus outbreak by providing paid sick leave and free coronavirus testing, expanding food assistance and unemployment benefits, and requiring employers to provide additional protections for health care workers.
- Introduced March 20th- Save America’s Main Street Act Bill. Official Bill PDF. Senators Wyden and Cardin Introduce Bill to Rescue Small Businesses. Keep an eye out for more information on the bill.
Guidance from the CDC as of 3/15/2020 thru May 11th (at this time)
- Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities. Examples of large events and mass gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies. These events can be planned not only by organizations and communities but also by individuals.
- Therefore, CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.
- Events of any size should only be continued if they can be carried out with adherence to guidelines for protecting vulnerable populations, hand hygiene, and social distancing. When feasible, organizers could modify events to be virtual.
- This recommendation does not apply to the day to day operation of organizations such as schools, institutes of higher learning, or businesses. This recommendation is made in an attempt to reduce introduction of the virus into new communities and to slow the spread of infection in communities already affected by the virus. This recommendation is not intended to supersede the advice of local public health officials.
National Business Emergency Operations Center (NBEOC)
- You can download a recording of the March 17 call.
- The FEMA National Business Emergency Operations Center (NBEOC) is activated as part of the Interagency Crisis Action Task Force, supporting Health and Human Services, the Lead Federal Agency for our nation’s response to COVID-19.
Updates current as of March 25, 2020, 3:00pm
Governor Kate Brown's Office- Newsroom
- March 25th- State issues grace period order for insurance deadlines. The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services issued a temporary emergency order today in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. It requires all insurance companies to extend grace periods for premium payments, postpone policy cancellations and nonrenewals, and extend deadlines for reporting claims.
- March 23rd Announcement- Executive Order 20-12 Stay Home, Save Lives. Official Bill PDF. Directing everyone in Oregon to stay at home to the maximum extent possible and adding to the list of businesses that will be temporarily closed to stem the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon. The order is effective immediately, and remains in effect until ended by the Governor.
- March 23rd Announcement- Executive Order 20-11, placing a temporary moratorium on residential evictions for nonpayment in light of the public health emergency caused by the spread of coronavirus in Oregon. The order is effective for 90 days.
- March 20th Announcement- Stay Home, Stay Healthy Directive. While they are not using the term “shelter-in-place,” the directive has the same meaning: Stay home as much as possible and engage in social distancing. Local leaders say they will be working through the weekend on the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” directive and plan to bring more details to the public on Monday.
- March 17th Announcement Executive Order 20-08- An extension of Oregon’s statewide school closure to a total of six weeks, until April 28, and further guidance for Oregon’s public schools. This follows on an initial two-week closure of Oregon's schools to end on March 31.
- March 16th Announcement- New Statewide Actions on COVID-19
The new orders on social distancing measures, effective March 17 for at least four weeks, include:
- A statewide cancellation of all events and gatherings larger than 25 people — exempting essential locations like workplaces, grocery stores, pharmacies, and retail stores. It's additionally recommended that Oregonians avoid gatherings of 10 people or more.
- Restaurants, bars, and other establishments that offer food or beverages for sale are restricted to carry-out and delivery only with no on-site consumption permitted.
- Food service at health care facilities, workplaces, and other essential facilities will continue.
- All other businesses are urged to assess their practices, implement strong social distancing measures, and close their doors temporarily if they cannot put the new guidance in place
March 13th Announcement- State of Oregon Updated Mitigation Measures on Coronavirus Response
Oregon Health Authority
Oregon Office of Emergency Management
- COVID Dashboard
- Private Sector Lead for Oregon Office of Emergency Management -Sonya McCormick, Public-Private Partnership Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
For general information on novel coronavirus in Oregon, call 211. If you are having a medical emergency, call 911.
Clatsop County Oregon
- Statement on Lodging Restriction Orders
- What you need to know
- Commissioners declare COVID-19 emergency; county restricts public access
- Cruise Ship stop cancelled thru June 1st.
City of Cannon Beach
- March 24th City Council Emergency Meeting: results coming soon. Resolution 20-12, for purpose of closing hotels within the City of Cannon Beach and reauthorizing actions taken under Resolution 20-11.
- March 24th Message from Mayor Sam Steidel
- March 22nd City Council Emergency Meeting Results: City Council has passed Resolution 20-11, for purpose of evacuating visitors. Resolution Q & A PDF.
- March 16th Emergency Declaration Resolution Information
Important Travel Links
U.S. Travel Association
Oregon State Parks
- March 22nd Announcement- All state parks will close March 23. The last night anyone can stay is March 22.
- March 19th Announcement- Campground Closures
KMUN Coast Community Radio
Oregon Coast Visitor Association (OCVA)
City of Cannon Beach-
- Current Status: City is Closed to Visitors. Resolution 20-11 Q & A PDF.
Flattening the Curve- article on social distancing and how it is used to slow the rate of infection.