Coronavirus and Business
Resources for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
(Updated April 1, 2020 12:00pm)
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.
-Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce Staff
-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.
– 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.
(Guide from U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Small Business Emergency Loans HERE!)
-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. Please follow these links to the FEMA public assistance rules for reimbursement
– 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.
– 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
– Cannon Beach City Council Emergency Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-12, for purpose of reauthorizing actions taken under Resolution 20-11.
– 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
– 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.
– 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.
U.S. Small Business Administration (PPP, EIDL, and other loans)
- Starting April 3rd! (PPP) Paycheck Protection Program. Start early on the 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.
- Apply for Disaster Loans Resources (PPP, EIDL, 7a Loans, Express Bridge Loans)
- (EIDL) Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance. Complete the Application.
- Home or Sole Proprietor Loans. Complete the Application.
- Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources
- If you have questions, please contact their Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 or (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov.
Important Business Resources:
The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) is the largest financial assistance bill ever. Congress has approved $350 billion in emergency loans for small businesses to help them keep workers employed. In fact, if small businesses maintain or later restore their payrolls, they may not have to repay some — or possibly any — of the loan. The package also extends Unemployment Insurance to provide more robust benefits to more people. Check the State of Oregon Employment Department for updates once the new changes are incorporated into their resource guides.
State Senator Betsy Johnson provided this overview about the several appropriations related to small business assistance within the CARES Act and how the funds are being distributed.
There will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain non-profits and other employers. This Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address these needs, as well as some additional tax provisions that are outside the scope of SBA.
Struggling to get started? The following questions might help point you in the right direction. Do you need:
• Capital to cover the cost of retaining employees? Then the Paycheck Protection Program might be right for you.
• A quick infusion of a smaller amount of cash to cover you right now? You might want to look into an Emergency Economic Injury Grant.
• To ease your fears about keeping up with payments on your current or potential SBA loan? The Small Business Debt Relief Program could help.
Here’s a guide and checklist from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to help your small business through the Coronavirus Emergency Loans available and whether you are eligible and how much you can borrow.
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses
- News Releases
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- Coronavirus Small Business Emergency Loan Guide (Includes new CARES Act Information)
- Resources and Guidelines for Business
U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA
U.S. Travel Association
Business Oregon An Oregon State Agency
Northwest Oregon 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 Restaurant and Lodging Association (ORLA)
Oregon Secretary of State and Labor Commissioner
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
State of Oregon Employment Department
- Self Employment Assistance (SEA)
- Resources for Business Layoffs, Closures, and Unemployment Insurance Benefits
- Workforce Resources
Oregon law guarantees employees access to sick leave for themselves, to care for sick loved ones, or for child care during school/child care closures. Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits are available to most workers who are out of work through no fault of their own.
- Learn more about COVID scenarios and available benefits with this easy guide
- Have I been exposed at work?
- What are the options for me to avoid going to work, where I might become ill?
- What happens if I get laid off due to the coronavirus?
- What if I have COVID-19 and got it at work?
- If I need to be quarantined, do I qualify for unemployment?
- What is the law that guarantees I have access to sick leave for myself or to care for a loved one?
- How can I protect customers at my restaurant?
- What’s the best way to clean my workplace?
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.
- Learn more about COVID scenarios and benefits with this easy guide
- What are the rules about providing sick leave to my employees?
- Are there coronavirus safety posters I should display at my workplace?
- What if I have to lay people off or temporarily close my business because of issues related to COVID-19?
- Can any programs help minimize my layoffs?
- What if I permanently close my business because of COVID-19 coronavirus?
- What are the resources that can help me keep my company in business?
- How can I protect customers at my restaurant?
- What’s the best way to clean my workplace?
CEDR (Clatsop Economic Development Resources) - SBDC (Small Business Development Centers)
- 11 Ways Retailers Can Combat Coronavirus Fears
- Business Support Email March 18
- Business Adversity Response Plan
- Oregon's SBDC Resources
- America's SBDC Resources
- Coronavirus updates
- Free business listings page running in each edition with current hours and services. Complete Google form.
KMUN Coast Community Radio
- 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