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COVID-19 Information for Businesses

Resources for small businesses in Clackamas County.

Scam Alert! If you are called or approached by someone claiming to be a county health inspector asking for credit card information DON’T provide it. The county does not demand payment for a violation by credit card. Don’t be scammed. Ask to see a photo ID or call 503-742-5931.

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

The State of Oregon has received approval to participate in the Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program from the federal government. The participation extends to all Oregon counties.

Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses.

Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, Veterans organizations, and Tribal businesses described in the Small Business Act, as well as individuals who are self-employed or are independent contractors, are eligible if they also meet program size standards.

Small Business Administration

The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans. 

If your Clackamas County business has experienced economic injury from the COVID-19 pandemic, please complete the Estimated Disaster Economic Injury Worksheet for Businesses and email it to 4Biz@clackamas.us. Forms will be collected and shared with state agencies.

The EIDL program provides low-interest working capital loans to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and most private nonprofit organizations. Loans cannot be made to governmental entities, including Tribes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Call 503-742-4BIZ  or email 4biz@clackamas.us for answers to your questions.

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Unemployment Insurance benefits may be available to those who are on a temporary layoff. These benefits occur for employees whose employer stops operation for a short period of time, such as those being caused by the coronavirus. In these cases, where 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.​

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The businesses that are allowed to remain open under Governor Brown’s Order are:

  • grocery stores
  • banks,
  • pharmacies, 
  • bars (takeout/delivery only), 
  • restaurants (takeout/delivery only), 
  • some other stores (stay six feet away from others)
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Businesses that provide essential services or products can remain open during the COVID-19 event if they are able to maintain the 6-foot social distancing requirements as outlined by the Governor’s Executive Order

Closing a business is not a decision made by the county. Public Health officials conduct disease investigations of all confirmed cases and if there is a high risk to a workplace they will work directly with employers to ensure every precaution is taken to ensure the safety of their employees and the public.

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This is a growing concern across communities and workplaces. If your workplace is operating essential services and practicing social distancing requirements you may continue to come to work. If you are an employee of a workplace and have COVID concerns you can contact Oregon’s Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA.)

Remember the following steps to protect yourself, your family and your co-workers.

  • Maintain 6-feet of 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
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Employees are being encouraged to contact Oregon OSHA to submit complaints of workplaces that are not following the Governor’s Executive Order for workplace social distancing requirements.

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The declaration prohibits any place of lodging within the county from discriminating against anyone possessing a valid voucher subsidized by the county or any county contractor.

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This was put into effect March 24 as part of an extended emergency declaration approved by County Commissioners. Clients are already receiving vouchers and are being placed in hotels.

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An at-risk client is anyone who is homeless and may have underlying medical conditions. The person’s age is not a determining factor.

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The guests are expected to:

  • Clean up after themselves
  • Request additional linens when needed
  • Not allow guests in the room
  • Follow lodging providers rules
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We are negotiating rates with lodging providers individually.

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The guest is responsible, just as any hotel guest would be responsible for damages.

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The hotel operator, as they would with any guest.

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Hotels may not request exemptions.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Hotels

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Unemployment Insurance benefits may be available to those who are on a temporary layoff. These benefits occur for employees whose employer stops operation for a short period of time, such as those being caused by the coronavirus. In these cases, where 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.​

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The businesses that are allowed to remain open under Governor Brown’s Order are:

  • grocery stores
  • banks,
  • pharmacies, 
  • bars (takeout/delivery only), 
  • restaurants (takeout/delivery only), 
  • some other stores (stay six feet away from others)
69606

Businesses that provide essential services or products can remain open during the COVID-19 event if they are able to maintain the 6-foot social distancing requirements as outlined by the Governor’s Executive Order

Closing a business is not a decision made by the county. Public Health officials conduct disease investigations of all confirmed cases and if there is a high risk to a workplace they will work directly with employers to ensure every precaution is taken to ensure the safety of their employees and the public.

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This is a growing concern across communities and workplaces. If your workplace is operating essential services and practicing social distancing requirements you may continue to come to work. If you are an employee of a workplace and have COVID concerns you can contact Oregon’s Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA.)

Remember the following steps to protect yourself, your family and your co-workers.

  • Maintain 6-feet of 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
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Employees are being encouraged to contact Oregon OSHA to submit complaints of workplaces that are not following the Governor’s Executive Order for workplace social distancing requirements.

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The declaration prohibits any place of lodging within the county from discriminating against anyone possessing a valid voucher subsidized by the county or any county contractor.

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This was put into effect March 24 as part of an extended emergency declaration approved by County Commissioners. Clients are already receiving vouchers and are being placed in hotels.

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An at-risk client is anyone who is homeless and may have underlying medical conditions. The person’s age is not a determining factor.

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The guests are expected to:

  • Clean up after themselves
  • Request additional linens when needed
  • Not allow guests in the room
  • Follow lodging providers rules
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We are negotiating rates with lodging providers individually.

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The guest is responsible, just as any hotel guest would be responsible for damages.

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The hotel operator, as they would with any guest.

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Hotels may not request exemptions.

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503-742-4BIZ

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503-655-8585

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK