If you did not have an opportunity to listen to Gov. Brown’s press conference this morning, Oregon counties can submit a plan to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to re-open as early as Friday, May 15th, within a “Phased” approach.
The final guidelines for Phase One reopening (except for child care) are now on OHA’s website.
Guidelines Regarding Face Covering Use in Public:
Phase One Reopening Guidance for the Public:
Sector Guidance: RETAIL:
Sector Guidance: RESTAURANTS/BARS/BREWERIES/
Sector Guidance: OUTDOOR RECREATION:
Sector Guidance: PERSONAL SERVICES:
General Guidance for Employers:
NOW would be a good time to plan for your business re-opening, including workforce return measures as indicated by the attached Employer Guidance e.g. employee health and safety, workplace safety, and employee schedule/travel modifications.
Additionally, See the press release from the City of Medford regarding a Small Business Assistance Grant Program.
According to the release, "The objective of this program is to offer immediate financial assistance to small businesses in the City of Medford to aid in maintaining their business and workforce. Awards will be made on a first come, first served basis. Applications will be accepted after 10 a.m. PST on Monday, May 11, 2020."
To find out more information about the grant and to access the online application, visit cityofmedford.org.