GOVERNOR KATE BROWN - REGIONAL SOLUTIONS OFFICE
Employment and Economic Response to COVID-19
Daily Digest: Wednesday, March 25
This digest is a compilation of information and resources related to employment, commerce and economic development issues surrounding COVID-19. There are numerous online resources for those seeking health-related information, including daily COVID-19 updates from the Oregon Health Authority at https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19.
The Oregon Office of Economic Analysis explores the statewide economic fallout from COVID-19 and looks at various recovery scenarios, using existing data and historic precedence as a guide.
Early Learning Division Supports Emergency Child Care Programs in Response to COVID-19. Press release can be found here.
Oregon State Police on Tuesday issued FAQs to answer common enforcement questions related to Governor Kate Brown’s Executive Order 20-12, known as “Stay Home, Save Lives.” The document clarifies what the order means for Oregonians and how Oregon State Police will help enforce measures taken in the order.
The Oregon Small Business Development Center Network has consolidated COVID-19 Disaster Assistance Funding into one online location. The page is updated daily as information changes and new funding programs are identified.
Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Division has an online form for workers who have a concern or complaint about an employer’s compliance with COVID-19 workplace restrictions.
The Oregon Health Authority has a fact sheet for the restaurants, food carts and other food service operations that remain open for takeout and delivery service.
USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communitiesaffected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep its customers, partners, and stakeholders continually updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America.
The United States Department of Labor has provided guidelines for employers on implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Materials include a fact sheet for employers, a fact sheet for employees and a Questions and Answersdocument.
FEMA has a new webpage with information to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also seeks your help in stopping the spread of disinformation.