Clackamas County is offering support and resources for small businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about all the services available below, and download the COVID-19 Small Business Support Package guide to for additional resources.
Small Business Support
4BIZ Phone and Email
Answer questions and provide information to businesses from throughout the county. Call 503-742-4BIZ or email email@example.com.
Temporary Business Zoning Modifications
Businesses on commercial, industrial or institutional use land can ask for temporary modifications for physical distancing and other actions to keep people safe from COVID-19.
Shifting Resources and OHA Hotline
Clackamas County Public Health has pivoted efforts away from individual case investigation and towards vaccinations and community support. With this change, CCPH is no longer asking for individual case reports from business that are not considered high risk.
Examples of high-risk settings that should continue to report include: long term care facilities, adult foster homes, behavioral health facilities, residential treatment facilities, homeless shelters, transitional housing, other congregate living settings, incarceration settings, emergency services, K-12 and early learning settings, agricultural/food chain settings, and any site with an active outbreak managed with Clackamas County Public Health.
CCPH is happy to continue to provide support and education to our business community.
In addition to support from the CCPH department, OHA has initiated a hotline and new Positive COVID Test website to answer COVID questions.
Phone number: 866-917-8881
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
What are some ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep businesses open?
Consistent masking with high quality masks, vaccination, boosters, physical distancing, frequent handwashing, and good airflow all work together to lessen the impact of COVID-19 on our local business community.
PPE is available for organizations working, or headquartered, in Clackamas County.
Get your employees vaccinated
On-site COVID-19 Vaccinations
Clackamas County Public Health is working with partners to offer on-site COVID-19 vaccinations to Clackamas County businesses whose employees and families are unable to attend conventional vaccination events. If you are a business in Clackamas County and would like to request an on-site COVID-19 vaccine clinic for your employees, please complete the assessment form. After completing the form, businesses will be contacted by a member of our team to discuss options for an on-site vaccine clinic. For more information, please contact EFederici@clackamas.us.
Business Recovery Centers
Clackamas County, in partnership with local Chambers of Commerce, have established six Business Recovery Centers to provide resources to help businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
These centers provide a one-stop shop for businesses. Services include:
- Financial, legal, educational and technical resources
- Referrals to organizations and tools
- Interpreters and translation services
Frequently Asked Questions
Reach out to the Oregon State Unemployment Department or call 211 to connected with a resource coordinator.69606
Clackamas County does not make decisions about closing businesses. However, Clackamas County requires the following businesses, organizations, and institutions to report outbreaks:
- Adult Foster Care Homes
- Long Term Care Facilities
- Congregate Care Facilities
- Schools (K-12 and Pre-schools, including private and independent schools)
- Day Cares
Report an outbreak here, and public Health will work directly with employers to ensure precautions are taken to ensure the safety of their employees and the public.69606
For the general public (Non-Health Care Workers), start wearing a high-quality mask for 10 days following exposure. You do not need to stay home and can continue to work. If you do develop symptoms, get tested and follow isolation guidelines. Learn what to do if you are exposed.
For health care workers, In most circumstances, asymptomatic HCP with higher-risk exposures do not require work restriction, but should immediately wear a high-quality mask. Follow facility guidelines on testing. Contact Public Health or licensure with questions.69606
Contact Oregon’s Department of Occupational Safety and Health.
Following these steps helps you protect yourself, your family and your coworkers:
- Maintain 6 feet of physical separation with others
- Wash your hands thoroughly
- Cover your mouth with a sleeve or elbow when you cough or sneeze
- If you begin to feel unwell, leave work and stay home
- Stay home until you no longer have symptoms for at least 72 hours
- Get a COVID test if you have COVID-like symptoms
- Cooperate with Public Health case investigators if they call
Clackamas County is no longer requiring the general public to wear masks. Your employees should wear a high-quality mask if they have been exposed to COVID within the last 10 days. Health care workers are still expected to wear a mask in their work settings.69606