COVID-19 Links and Resources
Business Adversity Response Plan from CEDR
Main Street America Resources
The Astorian has provided a page where any businesses can list their special hours, services and offers during coronavirus restrictions.
COVID-19 Information at City of Astoria, City of Warrenton and Clatsop County websites.
Clatsop County has established a COVID-19 information phone line to answer the public’s questions about the coronavirus outbreak and related issues. The phone line will be staffed by live personnel Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The number is (503) 325-8500. (Staff cannot answer medical questions.)
Business Resources (State/Federal)
Oregon Employment Department - The health and safety of workplaces is of utmost importance to the Oregon Employment Department. Their page provides a summary of general guidance to employers, workers, and job seekers who may be impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus. Are you uncertain whether you qualify for unemployment benefits, employer paid sick leave or other benefits? Review this chart. If you can't find your topic on their website, the OED has created a focused email address for coronavirus questions related to employer and job seeker programs and services.
Work Share Oregon - Employers are encouraged to check into Work Share Oregon, which can support businesses and workers to avoid mass layoffs and lost wages and benefits in times like these. Work Share can be reached at 800 436-6191 or email oed email@example.com
Northwest Oregon Works - Layoff aversion reimbursement funds are available. Visit their page to learn more about the program and apply.
Oregon Employment Laws - If a business has questions about employment laws in the state of Oregon they can call the Technical Assistance hotline @ 971 673-0824 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Review this notice of relief from predictive scheduling penalties
Business Oregon - As the state's economic development agency, they post information on resources, best practices...anything that may help deal with the situation at hand. This agency provides financial resources and planning support primarily to businesses with fewer than 100 employees. They can also be reached by calling 844-469-5512 or call email@example.com The Secretary of State office has provided guidance for employers on coronavirus.
Small Business Administration - The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster low-interest loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration has been issued for Clatsop County & Oregon Businesses.
Tips on how to apply are available in this post from LivePlan.com including a list of documents and forms that are needed in the process.
If you find the online portal is down, you can apply offline following these instructions.
The SBA works with a number of local partners to counsel, mentor and train small businesses. In Clatsop County this contact is the Small Business Development Center, a part of Clatsop Community College.
The IRS posted this Q&A about federal filing and payment extension to July 15. Read the release about paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and mid-size businesses. The IRS is also posting related updates on a special coronavirus page.
Resilience in a Box - If your business needs help putting a plan in place, check out the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s toolkit created in partnership with the UPS foundation.
The Restaurant Employee Relief Fund was created to help restaurant industry employees experiencing hardship in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Through this Fund, grants will be made to restaurant industry employees who have demonstrated being financially impacted by COVID-19, whether through a decrease in wages or loss of employment. Click to learn how to apply for or contribute to the fund.
Clatsop County Public Health Department- Clatsop County Health is hosting weekly conference calls with multiple stakeholders to ensure a coordinated effort to monitor for and respond to any potential cases of the coronavirus illness, known as COVID-19. County management is also communicating regularly with local city governments and other agencies. Their page provides the latest developments in our local area.
Oregon Health Authority - The Oregon Health Authority is responding to an outbreak of respiratory illness, called COVID-19, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. Health officials urge social distancing, good hand hygiene, covering coughs and staying home if you are sick. This page includes an overview of the situation in Oregon including Executive Orders and Guidance.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC is one of the major operating components of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This page includes FAQs about the virus, its symptoms and how to take precautions. Resources are split into categories including travel, business, school and other organizations.
Cleaning Procedures - Community members can practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks) with household cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants. Visit this CDC page for tips and suggestions for cleaning your home or business.
Interested in opening a business in downtown Astoria? Or looking for business assistance?
Downtown Astoria has a variety of local resources to help answer your questions.
Clatsop Economic Development Resources (CEDR):
CEDR’s mission is to deliver business-driven economic development services to create, grow and retain businesses in Clatsop County. They provide services including:
Small Businesses Development Center (SBDC)
SBDC provides small business assistance to existing and start-up businesses. Business owners (potential, new or current) should contact the SBDC for assistance. All counseling services are free of charge, and many of the seminars and classes are also free.
Are you are property owner in downtown Astoria, and would like to replace your sidewalk tiles?
ADHDA's Design Committee is working with a local artist to help fabricate and replace the historic tiles. For more information regarding the sidewalk tiles, visit www.sidewalkglass.com, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-791-7940.