7/24 Email from Shaun Gibbs, South Coast Development Council:
To clarify a few of the changes announced this week … the new rules on wearing face coverings, include:
The maximum INDOOR occupancy for restaurants, venues, or indoor entertainment providers (bowling alleys) is reduced to 100.
Restaurants and bars must close by 10 PM. (All on-site consumption of food and beverages must be complete by 10 PM. Businesses can continue to provide take-out or delivery until midnight.)
New websites with assistance resources:
The Worker Relief Fund, which provides unemployment compensation for folks who cannot access unemployment insurance: https://workerrelief.org/
The Quarantine Fund provides temporary financial assistance to Oregon agricultural workers who are recovering from COVID-19, seeking healthcare, and/or practicing quarantine and isolation.: http://workerrelief.org/quarantine-fund/
The Food Security Food Safety Program helps pay for housing, transportation, and sanitation for agricultural producers and workers: https://www.oregon.gov/oweb/fsfs/Pages/index.aspx
Draft new rules for childcare are out for comment. They should help make providing child care more economically viable: https://oregonearlylearning.com/COVID-19-Resources/For-Providers
OHA has funded 170 community based organizations around the state to help prevent and mitigate COVID-19 in communities that are most impacted: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/ABOUT/Pages/Community-Engagement.aspx
Employment and Economic Response to COVID-19
Daily Digest: Thursday, July 23
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 Department of Education has posted updated guidance for the upcoming school year. The Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance details the impacts of COVID-19 on education and explains mitigation measures. Find more education-related resources from the department here.