Travel Notice:

Travel Notice:

The City of Cannon Beach/Clatsop County are in Phase 2 of the Reopening plan. Hotels/rentals are taking guests, Restaurants may offer limited seating, businesses are open with safety protocols in place. Beaches are open. The State of Oregon requires face coverings in all indoor public spaces. In addition, face coverings are required in outdoor public spaces when physical distancing is not possible. Garbage left behind on our beaches and parks has become a concern so please remember to "Pack OUT what you pack In.. help protect our environment".

See our Coronavirus Update Page for the latest details.

MENU

 

Coronavirus and Business

Resources for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

 

(Updated October 6, 2020 9:00am)

 

The Chamber of Commerce is working closely with the City of Cannon Beach to keep everyone informed of the latest updates during these difficult times. We will continue to provide updates to you as we are notified.

Quick Link
Who's open? - Shop & Dine Local
CARES Act for Small Business
Reopening Cannon Beach Framework

-Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce Staff

 

What's New:

October 6th

– CEDR announced a new grant program with expanded eligibility for Clatsop County small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants of $5,000 and above are now available to small businesses with 25 or fewer employees that have received less than $100,000 in federal relief funds.

Sept 15th

– The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) announced today a new program to help people who work in Oregon and need to quarantine or isolate due to COVID-19 exposure, but do not have access to COVID-19-related paid sick leave. Employees can apply online starting Wednesday, September 16, at www.oregon.gov/covidpaidleave. For additional information about eligibility and the availability of funds, see the full news release here.

Aug 28th

– Oregon Employment Department Approved to Begin Dispersing Lost Wages Assistance Benefits

  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved the Oregon Employment Department’s application for the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program, a temporary emergency measure that gives an additional $300 per week to people who are out of work due to COVID-19 and who and are receiving unemployment benefits.
August 13th

– Funding News from Oregon Cultural Trust- Applications are now available for Oregon’s Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Cultural Support program. Funds are available to Oregon cultural organizations facing losses due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Eligible grant recipients include, but are not limited to, cultural institutions, county fairgrounds, and festivals and community event organizations. Applications are due by noon on Monday, Aug. 24. Apply HERE!

June 26th

– Governor Kate Brown announced that Clatsop County will require face coverings in indoor public spaces starting July 1. Clatsop county joins seven other counties that require face masks. Full details.

June 25th

– State of Oregon COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant Application Now Available for Clatsop County Small Businesses that have not Received Federal Relief Funds. Application Open for Businesses and 501(c)(3) Non-Profits with 10 or Fewer Employees that have not Received CARES Act Funding. Full details and apply here.

June 16th

– Astoria/Warrenton, Seaside, and Cannon Beach Chambers received shipments of masks from the State of Oregon in coordination by Clatsop County. These free of charge KN95 non-medical masks are available for local business staff beginning Wednesday, June 24th, while supplies last. We ask that you participate in a weekly survey regarding your current mask supply and 1-week burn rate for masks you used for staff. Take the survey HERE! 

June 12th

– Governor Kate Brown Announces One-Week Statewide Pause on Pending County Applications for Reopening. Full details.

June 4th

– Governor announced Clatsop County is approved to enter Phase 2 starting June 6th. Executive Order 20-27. For your reference, Phase 2 reopening presentation below:

June 3rd

House Bill H.R. 7010 - Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act. This bill modifies provisions related to the forgiveness of loans made to small businesses under the Paycheck Protection Program implemented in response to COVID-19

More information to come, but key changes include:

  • The percentage of the PPP loan that needs to be spent on payroll drops from 75% to 60% (allowing businesses and nonprofits to spend more funds on rent/mortgage and utilities if needed).
  • PPP funds can be spent over 24 weeks, or until December 31, 2020, whichever is earlier. PPP is currently limited to eight weeks.
  • Changes safe harbor period for rehires from June 30, 2020 to December 31, 2020.
  • For PPP recipients that do not have their loan forgiven, the length of the loan changes from two years to five years.
June 1st

– Request from the Save Small Business Coalition. Attention all businesses! We need your input! Please take this 2 Minute Survey on how COVID-19 has effected your business. Take Survey.

May 26th

– News from U.S. Small Business Administration - All SBA disaster loans, including homes and businesses, will receive a deferment through December 31, 2020. This is being automatically applied and requires no further action on your part. Interest still accrues during a deferment. If you have a Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD) in place you must cancel the PAD to prevent it from drafting during the deferment period and set it back up after the deferment period.

May 22nd

– Business Oregon has launched a new resource for businesses struggling to find PPE: https://supplyconnector.org/states/oregon/

May 20th

Webinar from Clatsop SBDC - PPP Forgiveness: Guidelines and Application (Recorded Session). Jessica Newhall, lead advisor at the Clatsop SBDC, and a panel of local banking experts from Wauna FCU, review the recent Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness application process recently announced by the SBA and Treasury.

May 18th

– Cannon Beach City Council will allow restaurants to set up tables in parking lots or malls and has asked city staff to draft a plan to close part of Hemlock Street to vehicles. More on the closure coming soon.

– The U.S. Small Business Administration has released instructions and the application for loan forgiveness for the Paycheck Protection Program. These instructions detail exactly what is required to receive the maximum available forgiveness of your PPP loan.

May 15th

– The City of Cannon Beach has rescinded the evacuation of visitors order effective immediately. The short term lodging closure will be rescinded on Tuesday, May 26th at 6am. Resolution 20-20 For Purpose of Rescinding the City's Protective Measures.

May 14th

Clatsop County reopening approved to enter into Phase I. Beginning Friday, May 15, gyms, retail stores and personal services including barber shops and salons, spas and tattoo parlors may partially re-open, and local restaurants and bars will be able to open for sit-down dining. Gatherings of up to 25 people will also be allowed. Phase I will continue for 21 days.

All reopened business will be required to follow detailed state guidelines on numbers of customers, physical distancing, cleaning and other measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Governor’s action does not cover the orders approved by Clatsop County and local cities restricting hotels and vacation rentals. Most local orders maintain these restrictions at least through the end of May.

Visit County website and State website for more details.

May 11th

Just announced! Clatsop County has submitted the reopening application to the State for Friday, May 15th possible approval. Full details.

May 8th

– Clatsop County Public Health Department will begin offering drive-through community testing for COVID-19 beginning the week of May 11. Full details.

– Travel Oregon announces COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant Program. The application process will be open from 8 a.m. on May 11 until 5 p.m. on May 15. Full details.

May 7th

– Governor Kate Brown Releases Plan for Rebuilding a Safe and Strong Oregon. Full details.

May 5th

– Cannon Beach City Council Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-17 For The Purpose of Evacuating Visitors Extended until at least June 2, 2020.

– Deadline for accepting Cannon Beach Business Assistance Grant applications is Wednesday, May 6th at 5pm. Apply HERE!

May 3rd

– Eighth presumptive case in Clatsop County announced by County Officials; individual is Bornstein Seafood Astoria employee. Full details. Results from testing conducted by the Clatsop County Public Health Department on employees of the Bornstein Seafood processing facility in Astoria showed 11 positive COVID-19 cases among those tested. Update: The latest results bring to 26 the total number of Bornstein employees who have tested positive.

May 1st

– Governor Kate Brown Announces COVID-19 Testing and Contact Tracing Plans for Reopening Oregon. Full details.

– Seventh presumptive case in Clatsop County announced by County Officials; individual is Bornstein Seafood Astoria employee. Full details.

April 30th

Business & Non-Profit Assistance Grant applications to help support our local Cannon Beach businesses are open. Please review eligibility and requirements on the City website. This opportunity is intended to assist those tourism related businesses and nonprofits who suffered direct economic loss due to federal, state, or local government restrictions related to COVID-19. Qualifying factors will include: Being a tourist related facility; Holding a business license with the City of Cannon Beach and/or an IRS determination letter for eligible nonprofits; Submitting an online application by 5pm May 6th, 2020.

  • Resolution 20-18 For The Purpose Of Delegating Authority To The Business Relief Committee To Establish The Business Assistance Program.
  • Ordinance 20-13 For The Purpose Of Creating a Transient Lodging Tax (TLT) Remittance Deferral Program. To qualify for a Quarter 2 deferment, a local tax trustee must submit the following to the City by July 15, 2020: i. Signed Deferment Agreement; ii. Quarter 2 tax return; and iii. Remit fifty percent (50%) of tax due in Quarter 2.The remaining fifty percent (50%) will become due on October 15, 2020 ("Second Payment Date").
April 24th

– Cannon Beach City Council Special & Business Relief Committee Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-16 for the Purpose of Extending the City’s Emergency Declaration and Protective Measures until Rescinded by the City Council.

– News from the SBA- “We are pleased that President Trump has signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which provides critical additional funding for American workers and small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The Small Business Administration will resume accepting PPP loan applications on Monday, April 27 at 10:30AM EDT from approved lenders on behalf of any eligible borrower."

April 23rd

Update: House passed the new aid package, it now goes to President Trump to sign it into law.

– Clatsop County board extended short-term lodging closure order and emergency declaration to May 31st. Full details.

April 21st

– News from the Senate - A $483 billion coronavirus aid package flew through the Senate today after Congress and the White House reached a deal to replenish a small-business payroll fund and provided new money for hospitals and testing. Passage was swift and unanimous, despite opposition from conservative Republicans.

– If you missed yesterday's Cannon Beach City Council Meeting on the Business Assistance proposal, listen to the Recording. At the meeting City Council decided that 50% of the Lodging Tax is due now, but the City's 3rd quarter will be deferred to July 15th. Anyone who already has paid can defer in the next quarter.

April 20th

– News from Governor Brown - Reopening Oregon: A Public Health Framework for Restarting Public Life and Business.

– News from the White House - Guidelines for Opening Up America Again. President Trump has unveiled Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. These steps will help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work, and continuing to protect American lives.

April 16th

– News from Oregon Community Foundation - Now accepting applications from nonprofits for Oregon Small Business Stabilization Fund and Oregon Community Recovery Grant Program.

– Funds for PPP & EIDL loans are exhausted. The Senate is working on a new relief package. Stay tuned for more information.

– News from U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation - Save Small Business Fund. The Save Small Business Fund is a grantmaking initiative offering short-term relief for small employers in the United States and its territories.

– News from Clatsop County - Grant program aimed at local coronavirus impacts.

– News from United Way of Clatsop County - The second grant cycle is now underway with an application deadline of May 1. Funding for those meeting application criteria will be distributed the following week. To apply for funding, please visit www.clatsopunitedway.org.

April 14th

– Cannon Beach City Council Emergency Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-15 For the Purpose of Extending the City’s Emergency Declaration and Protective Measures. Evacuation of visitors until at least May 5th.

April 13th

Federal Rural Resource Guide. USDA and its Federal partners have programs that can be used to provide immediate and long-term assistance to rural communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. These programs can support recovery efforts for rural residents, businesses and communities

April 9th

– Sixth presumptive case in Clatsop County announced by County Officials.

– The Oregon Department of Revenue reminds businesses and individuals who pay their corporate or personal income tax quarterly that estimated payments for first quarter 2020 are due April 15. Additionally, first quarter estimated payments for Oregon’s new Corporate Activity Tax (CAT) are due April 30. Full details.

April 8th

– Governor Kate Brown today announced she is extending Oregon’s physical closures for the K-12 and post-secondary education systems through the end of the current academic term and school year. Full details.

April 7th

– Governor Kate Brown today issued Executive Order 20-14, aligning the effective date for the prohibition on dine-in food and drink consumption in Oregon with that of her Stay Home, Save Lives order. The dine-in prohibition, originally established by Executive Order 20-07, will remain in effect until lifted by the Governor. Restaurants, bars, and other businesses can continue to serve food for take-out or delivery. Full details.

April 6th

– Cannon Beach City Council Emergency Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-14 for the Purpose of Extending the City’s Emergency Declaration and Protective Measures. Evacuation of visitors until at least April 15th and declaration of emergency & short-term restrictions on Hotels (including short term rentals) until at least April 30th.

– Business Oregon launched the Small Business Resource Navigator, alongside the Oregon Employment Department, the Oregon Secretary of State, and the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services. These resources were compiled to assist Oregon small businesses dealing with the impacts of COVID-19.

– Fifth presumptive case in Clatsop County announced by County Officials.

April 3rd

– (PPP) Paycheck Protection Program starts today, Application. Fact Sheet PDF. The Paycheck Protection Program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities. CARES Act for Small Business. Chamber resource page.

– Clatsop County announced BEACH, BEACH ACCESSES, PARKING AREAS CLOSED IN CLATSOP COUNTY. Beach closures include state parks and waysides and the City of Seaside. Officials strongly urge the public to “Stay Home, Stay Safe.” Access Questions - PDF.

– The Clatsop County Public Health Department announced that it has been informed of the fourth presumptive case of COVID-19 coronavirus in the county.

April 1st

– Governor Executive Order 20-13 - Temporary moratorium on certain evictions and terminations of rental agreements and leases, in response to Coronavirus outbreak.

– Clatsop Emergency Order #1, limiting hotel and short-term rentals, closing homestay lodging, campgrounds and public bathing facilities, has been extended through April 30 by order of the Clatsop County Board of Commissioners.

March 29th

– Trump extends federal social distancing guidelines to April 30.

March 27th

– 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.

(Guide from U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Small Business Emergency Loans HERE!)

– Third presumptive case in Clatsop County announced by County Officials

March 26th

– 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. Please follow these links to the FEMA public assistance rules for reimbursement

– https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1525468328389-4a038bbef9081cd7dfe7538e7751aa9c/PAPPG_3.1_508_FINAL_5-4-2018.pdf and 

https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2020/03/23/coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic-public-assistance-simplified-application. Page 12 and 13 on the first link lists jobs that are eligible for salary reimbursement in the event that workers are given administrative leave because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 25th

– 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 in Clatsop County announced by County Officials

March 24th

– Cannon Beach City Council Emergency Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-12, for purpose of reauthorizing actions taken under Resolution 20-11.

Message from Cannon Beach Mayor Sam Steidel

March 23rd

– Governor Brown's 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.

– First presumptive case in Clatsop County announced by County Officials

March 22nd

– City of Cannon Beach City Council Emergency Meeting Results: City Council has passed Resolution 20-11, for purpose of evacuating visitors.  Resolution Q & A PDF.

March 20th

– Federal Tax Day moved to July 15th

– SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Declaration has been approved for Clatsop County and all of Oregon!

The Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance declaration issued by the SBA makes low-interest loans available statewide to small businesses and private, non-profit organizations, as well as homeowners and renters to help alleviate economic injury caused by the Coronavirus.

 

Important Business Resources:

 

City of Cannon Beach Resources

City of Cannon BeachCoronavirus Resource Page
  • June 23rd City Council Meeting Results: Temporary Exception to the 14-Day Permit Requirement for Short Term Rentals failed to pass.
  • June 12 City has revised the zoning parameters. They updated it showing the new guidelines for allowing canopies for outdoor seating, PDF.
  • May 28 City Council Meeting Results: Hemlock Closure tabled for now.
  • May 18th City Council Meeting Results: City Council will allow restaurants to set up tables in parking lots or malls and has asked city staff to draft a plan to close part of Hemlock Street to vehicles. More on the closure coming soon.
  • May 15th City Council Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-20 For Purpose of Rescinding the City's Protective Measures.
  • May 5th City Council Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-17 For The Purpose of Evacuating Visitors Extended until at least June 2, 2020.
  • April 30th City Council Special & Business Relief Committee Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-18 For The Purpose Of Delegating Authority To The Business Relief Committee To Establish The Business Assistance Program.
    • Business & Non-Profit Assistance Grant applications to help support our local Cannon Beach businesses are open. Please review eligibility and requirements on the City website. This opportunity is intended to assist those tourism related businesses and nonprofits who suffered direct economic loss due to federal, state, or local government restrictions related to COVID-19. Qualifying factors will include: Being a tourist related facility; Holding a business license with the City of Cannon Beach and/or an IRS determination letter for eligible nonprofits; Submitting an online application by 5pm May 6th, 2020.
    • Ordinance 20-13 For The Purpose Of Creating a Transient Lodging Tax (TLT) Remittance Deferral Program. To qualify for a Quarter 2 deferment, a local tax trustee must submit the following to the City by July 15, 2020: i. Signed Deferment Agreement; ii. Quarter 2 tax return; and iii. Remit fifty percent (50%) of tax due in Quarter 2.The remaining fifty percent (50%) will become due on October 15, 2020 ("Second Payment Date").
  • April 24th City Council Special & Business Relief Committee Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-16 for the Purpose of Extending the City’s Emergency Declaration and Protective Measures until Rescinded by the City Council.
  • April 20th, If you missed the Cannon Beach City Council Meeting on the Business Assistance proposal, listen to the Recording. At the meeting City Council decided that 50% of the Lodging Tax is due now, but the City's 3rd quarter will be deferred to July 15th. Anyone who already has paid can defer in the next quarter. More details coming soon.
  • April 14th City Council Emergency Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-15 For the Purpose of Extending the City’s Emergency Declaration and Protective Measures. Evacuation of visitors until at least May 5th.
  • April 6th City Council Emergency Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-14 for the Purpose of Extending the City’s Emergency Declaration and Protective Measures. Evacuation of visitors until at least April 15th and declaration of emergency & short-term restrictions on Hotels (including short term rentals) until at least April 30th.
  • March 24th City Council Emergency Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-12, for purpose of reauthorizing actions taken under Resolution 20-11.
  • March 24th Message from Mayor Sam Steidel
  • City Council Emergency Meeting March 22nd Results: passed Resolution 20-11, for purpose of evacuating visitors.  Resolution Q & A PDF.
  • March 16th Emergency Declaration Resolution Information
  • COVID-19 What you need to know

 

Clatsop County Resources

 
Clatsop County COVID-19 Information Phone Line (503) 325-8500

Staffed by live personnel Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Phone line staff will handle questions about preventative measures, social distancing and closure orders, and general inquiries about testing and related issues, or will direct callers to other information sources. Staff cannot answer medical questions.

 
CEDR Phone: (503) 338-2402
 
Daily Astorian Coronavirus updates
  • Free business listings page running in each edition with current hours and services. Complete Google form
 
OCVAFree Online Hospitality Training

 

State of Oregon Resources

Reopening Oregon: A Public Health Framework for Restarting Public Life and Business.
 
Business Oregon
 
Northwest Oreogn Works
  • Layoff Aversion Reimbursement Funds Available - Click here for examples of layoff aversion assistance, or contact our Executive Director Heather DeSart at (541)921-7311 or our Program Manager Debra Smith at (541)921-7329 for more information. To apply for layoff aversion funds, please fill out this form and email it back to Heather@onwib.org.
  • WorkShare – a program that helps businesses avoid layoffs by leveraging unemployment insurance (UI) to subsidize a portion of lost wages.
  • Rapid Response – is a task force specifically designed to promote economic recovery and vitality by planning with businesses to avert or respond to layoffs and dislocations to prevent or minimize the impact on workers, businesses and communities. Our team will work directly with businesses and their employees to assist in layoff aversion strategies, help affected worker apply for unemployment benefits, find access to health care resources and training so they can get back to work rapidly. Please contact our Program Manager Debra Smith directly at Debra@onwib.org or (541)921-7329 for more information.
 
Oregon Community Foundation Currently Accepting Applications

Oregon Small Business Stabilization Fund (NONPROFITS)

Oregon Community Recovery Grant Program (NONPROFITS)

 
ORLA
 
Secretary of State
 
Oregon State Parks
 
Oregon Unemployment
For Employers

There are financial assistance programs to help reduce the financial impact on your business. Employers need to emphasize that employees should stay home when sick and to ensure workplace policies allow for sick leave. Social distancing is recommended for all Oregon workers and business patrons, which may include staggering work hours, encouraging telecommuting where possible, and providing cleaning supplies such as antibacterial soap, disinfecting wipes, and hand sanitizer.

Federal Resources

CongressGuidelines for Opening Up America Again.
  • House Bill H.R. 266Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act is a $484 billion law that increases funding to the Paycheck Protection Program and also provide more funding for hospitals and testing for COVID-19.
  • House Bill H.R. 748 - Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
  • CARES Act for Small Business. Chamber resource page.
 
CDC
 
FEMA
 
IRS
 
US Chamber

 

US Dept of Ag
  • Federal Rural Resource Guide. USDA and its Federal partners have programs that can be used to provide immediate and long-term assistance to rural communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. These programs can support recovery efforts for rural residents, businesses and communities

 

OSHA
 
SBA
  • All SBA disaster loans, including homes and businesses, will receive a deferment through December 31, 2020. This is being automatically applied and requires no further action on your part. Interest still accrues during a deferment. If you have a Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD) in place you must cancel the PAD to prevent it from drafting during the deferment period and set it back up after the deferment period.
  • Instructions and the application for loan forgiveness for the Paycheck Protection Program. These instructions detail exactly what is required to receive the maximum available forgiveness of your PPP loan.
  • Great resource for FAQ's on the PPP loans.
  • SBA resumed accepting PPP loan applications on Monday, April 27 at 10:30AM EDT from approved lenders on behalf of any eligible borrower.
  • CARES Act for Small Business. PPP & EIDL Loan resource page.
  • Home Loans or Sole Proprietor Loans. Homeowners and Renters must register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to obtain a FEMA Registration ID Number by calling 1-800-621-3362 prior to applying for an SBA loan. Apply Today!
 
US Travel