Small Business Support
Clackamas County is offering support and resources for small businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read about the services available and learn how to find out more about your area of interest
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 email@example.com.
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
Unemployment benefits may be available to those who are on a temporary layoff. If employees expect to be back to work in four weeks or less, they can get unemployment benefits and do not have to seek work with other employers. They must be able to work, stay in contact with you as their employer and be available to work when you call them back to the job. Find out more information from the Oregon Employment Department.69606
Clackamas County does not make decisions about closing businesses. Public Health officials investigate all confirmed cases and requires isolation through the infectious period. Any close contact during the infectious period to a person confirmed with COVID-19 must quarantine. Public Health will work directly with employers to ensure precautions are taken to ensure the safety of their employees and the public.69606
If you are not vaccinated and have been in close contact with the employee while they were infectious, you should stay home until 14 days after your last contact.69606
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
The State of Oregon requires individuals ages 5 and older, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks in all indoor public spaces to stop the spread of the virus.69606