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City Resource Center

Resources for City Leaders by Topic

NEW - Reopening Oregon

Business & Economic Development

Small Business Resource Navigator - Business Oregon

Community Development Block Grants available for communities that did not get direct funding from the federal government - Business Oregon

PPE Supply Connector Portal - Business Oregon

Pandemic Resources Matrix for Small Businesses - Regional Solutions

National Business Emergency Operations Center - FEMA

Coronavirus Emergency Loans - Small Business Guide and Checklist - U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Main Street: Online Economic Recovery Hub for Oregon Businesses and Nonprofits - Senator Jeff Merkley

Streets for Pandemic Response and Recovery - National Association of City Transportation Officials

USDA Implements Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and
Communities Affected by COVID-19

CARES Act - Federal Stimulus Package

Treasury Guidance on CARES Act Funding Released - LOC Bulletin (4/27/20)

CARES Act FAQ - Support Available for Small Business in the Coronavirus Relief Packages - Senator Jeff Merkley

The Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act

Small Business Administration (SBA) Assistance

COVID-19: Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources 

Automatic Deferment on Existing SBA Disaster Loans Through End of 2020 

Disaster Loan Assistance 

Business Resources

Guidance on Use of Tax Increment Funds for Business Assistance Related to Virus Impact - Oregon Economic Development Association

Main Street COVID-19 Resources - Main Street America

Resources for Greater Portland Businesses - Greater Portland

COVID-19: Resources and Updates - Travel Oregon

Sample Relief Programs Offered by Cities

City of Beaverton Emergency Business Assistance Program 

City of Grants Pass Emergency Grants Assistance and Recovery Program

City of Newberg Business Emergency Relief Grant

City of Seaside Tourism Relief Program

City of Tigard Commercial Assistance & Relief for Economic Stability (CARES) Program

Economic Development Organizations - COVID-19 Resources

Oregon Economic Development Association (OEDA)

Strategic Economic Development Corporation - Willamette Valley

EDCO - Central Oregon

Northeast Oregon Economic Development District - Northeast Oregon

Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. - Southern Oregon
 

Community Engagement

COVID-19 Basics

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) 

OHA Data Dashboard

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Coronavirus Fact Sheet

Searchable Coronavirus FAQ - OHA

Flattening A Pandemic's Curve: Why Staying Home Now Can Save Lives - NPR

COVID-19: Disease Information

  • The new coronavirus causes mild to severe illness in the lungs.
  • Symptoms: People who are ill with the virus may have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing.
  • Incubation: We do not know how long it takes for signs of illness to show up after someone is exposed to COVID-19. With other coronaviruses, signs of illness usually show up 2–14 days after a person is exposed to the virus.
  • Level of Risk: The level of risk to the general population is low. Early information suggests that older adults and people with underlying health conditions may have a higher risk of severe illness and complications.
  • Transmission: We are still learning about how this new coronavirus spreads. Other coronaviruses spread from animals or through droplets from the coughs and sneezes of people who have the illness. 
  • Prevention: The best way to protect yourself is to avoid exposure to the virus. Consult CDC’s travel website for any travel advisories and steps to protect yourself if you plan to travel outside of the US.
  • When to Seek Treatment:  Always contact your healthcare provider before going to the Emergency Department.  Oregon Health Authority has a video describing what steps to take.
 

Emergency Declarations by Cities

State Emergency Coordination Center - Oregon Office of Emergency Management

Legal Guidance for Cities on COVID-19 - Emergency Declarations by Cities - Beery, Elsner & Hammond

How to Declare a State of Emergency - Oregon Office of Emergency Management

Employment

COVID-19 Resuming Business Operations Frequently Asked Questions - Oregon Employment Department

Summary of Impacts on Local Governments Following Gov. Brown's "Stay Home, Save Lives" Executive Order - Beery, Elsner & Hammond

Essential Workers

Quiz - Am I an Essential Business? - Governor Kate Brown's Office

Identifying Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers - U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (Updated 3/29/20)

Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 - CDC

Hazard Pay Decisions Challenge City Leaders - National League of Cities

Leave Laws

Summary of the Sick Leave and Family Leave Portions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act -  Local Government Personnel Institute (LGPI)

Use of Sick Leave During the State's Public Health Emergency - Local Government Personnel Institute (LGPI)

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers - U.S. Department of Labor

Family First Coronavirus Response Act Summary - International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR)

Unemployment Insurance

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) - for self-employed and independent contractors - Oregon Employment Department

Relief For Workers Affected By Coronavirus Act - What You Need to Know and Do - Oregon Employment Department

CARES Act Fact Sheet - Unemployment Insurance - Senator Jeff Merkley

COVID-19 Related Business Layoffs, Closures, and Unemployment Insurance Benefits - Oregon Employment Department

Health Insurance

State announces telehealth expectations for health insurance plans - Department of Consumer and Business Services

Workplace Guidance

Scope of Oregon OSHA COVID-19 Activity Q&A - Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA)

Workplace Guidance and Resources - Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA)

Coronavirus and Workplace Laws - Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI)

General Employment Guidance

Get There Oregon - resources, tools and assistance to support remote work and virtual business strategies - ODOT

Keeping City Workers Safe in the Wake of COVID-19 - National League of Cities

Adapting City Processes and Staff to Telework - National League of Cities

COVID-19 Related Business Layoffs, Closures, and Unemployment Insurance Benefits - Oregon Employment Department

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers (Updated May 10) - CDC


Visit CIS for sample coronavirus-related information, including insurance-related questions, leave policies, employment law worksheets, public safety resources, preparedness tips, and much more. During this unprecedented time, CIS will grant access to nonmembers by request.

 

Financial Resources

PPE Supply Connector Portal - Business Oregon

Assistance to Firefighters Grant - COVID-19 Supplemental Program - provides funds to purchase PPE and related supplies - FEMA

COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant Program - Travel Oregon

FEMA and OEM Make Clarifications: Requests should be submitted to OEM, not to FEMA directlyLOC Bulletin (4/3/20)

USDA Implements Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and
Communities Affected by COVID-19

Federal Rural Resource Guide - USDA

Emergency and Disaster Assistance

Grants Portal - FEMA

COVID-19 Public Assistance Q&A  (as of 4/14/20) - FEMA

Coronavirus Rumor Control - FEMA

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Eligible Emergency Protective Measures Fact Sheet - FEMA 

Guidance on Tracking Costs - Oregon Office of Emergency Management

National Business Emergency Operations Center - FEMA

USDA Rural Development Implements Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and Communities that are Affected by COVID-19

FEMA Reimbursements - Focus on Documentation and Cost Tracking - International City/County Management Association (ICMA) 

Unemployment Insurance

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) - for self-employed and independent contractors - Oregon Employment Department

Relief For Workers Affected By Coronavirus Act - What You Need to Know and Do - Oregon Employment Department

CARES Act Fact Sheet - Unemployment Insurance - Senator Jeff Merkley

COVID-19 Related Business Layoffs, Closures, and Unemployment Insurance Benefits - Oregon Employment Department

Gas & Electric Utilities

Housing & Homeless

COVID-19 Housing Needs and Funding Opportunities for Cities to Support Local Rent Assistance Programs - LOC Bulletin (5/22/20)

Housing

Housing Instability and Homelessness – CARES Act Suggestions for State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Elected Officials - National League of Cities

Despite Moratorium, Evictions Still Attempted - includes sample ordinance for local moratorium and civil enforcement mechanism - LOC

Federal CARES Act Resources and Program Flexibilities May Support Local Housing and Public Service Partnerships - LOC

Governor Brown Orders Temporary Moratorium on Commercial Evictions - 4/1/20

Governor Brown's Executive Order Issues a Temporary Moratorium on Residential Evictions for Nonpayment - 3/22/20

Landlord and Tenant Laws - Oregon State Bar

CARES Act Fact Sheet - Housing - Senator Jeff Merkley

Homeless Resources

Interim Guidance for Responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) among People Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness - CDC

Homelessness and the Critical Needs of Those Most At-Risk - National League of Cities

Preventing Community Spread of COVID-19 in Sites like Jails and Emergency Shelters - National League of Cities

Homelessness Support During the Spread of COVID-19 - What Cities Are Doing - National League of Cities

COVID-19 Infection Disease Prevention & Response Resource - United States Housing and Urban Development 

Recommendations for Homeless Camps - Oregon Department of Human Services

COVID-19 Resources - National Healthcare for the Homeless Council

COVID-19 Information - Oregon Homeless Leadership Coalition​  

Large Gatherings and Events

Miscellaneous

Public Meetings

Public Safety

Sample Policies and Documents

Emergency Declarations

City of Bend

City of Milwaukie

City of Sisters

Yamhill County

City Hall Closures

City of Banks

City of Sisters

Administrative Policies

Temporary Administrative Policy - City of McMinnville

Guidelines for Suspension of Non-Essential Travel - National League of Cities

Temporary COVID-19 Paid Administrative Leave Policy - Yamhill County

Meetings

Sample Guidelines for Meeting and Event Cancellations - Metro

Public Safety

Sample precautionary measures for jails (Word) - Clackamas County

Sample coronavirus screening form for jails (Word) - Oregon State Sheriffs' Association

Water/Wastewater

Template Mutual Aid Agreement - Oregon Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network

Shared Worker Agreement - Oregon Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network

Sample Continuity of Operations Plan (Word) - Gresham

Social Distancing

Telecom/Broadband

Water/Wastewater Providers

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Free Virtual Training

After the Quarantine: Practical Tips for Reopening your City Government

June 11 at 10 a.m.

The LOC, in partnership with the law firm of Markowitz Herbold PC, is excited to offer a new virtual training for city officials in charge of reopening their city governments.  

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Additional Resources

Governor Kate Brown

Governor’s COVID-19 Resource Page 

Governor’s Executive Orders

Federal Administration

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Releases HEROES Act (HR 6800), Includes $375 Billion to Local Governments - 5/13/20

Heroes Act - NLC Needs Your StoriesLOC Bulletin, 5/22/20

Coronavirus.gov - combined COVID-19 resources from multiple federal agencies

U.S. Census Updates During COVID-19 Outbreak

National League of Cities

"Cities Are Essential" Campaign

Federal Advocacy Update- May 15

How COVID-19 Will Reshape Public-Private Partnerships

COVID-19: Local Action Tracker - A Bloomberg Philanthropies Project

State of the Cities in the Wake of COVID-19

Keeping City Workers Safe in the Wake of COVID-19

​​​​Coronavirus Response Resources for Local Leaders

Institute for Disease Modeling

Projected COVID 19 epidemic trends and health system needs for Oregon- Updated April 22

International City/County Management Association 

Coronavirus Crisis Response: Resources for Your Community

US Conference of Mayors 

Municipal Resource Guide

COVID-19: What Leaders Need to Know

Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL)

Local Government Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources

The Municipal Research and Services Center

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Local Governments

CIS (Citycounty Insurance Services)

Visit CIS for sample coronavirus-related information, including insurance-related questions, leave policies, employment law worksheets, public safety resources, preparedness tips, and much more. During this unprecedented time, CIS will grant access to nonmembers by request.

Oregon State Agencies - COVID-19 Resources

Bureau of Labor and Industries

Business Oregon

Department of Education

Oregon Office of Emergency Management

Employment Department

Department of Environmental Quality

Oregon Liquor Control Commission

State Parks and Recreation Department

Department of Transportation