Governor Brown today hosted a press conference regarding the State’s opening plan. Please find below a revised opening schedule that we just received. We can expect some counties to begin opening up May 15th. It is not clear when Yamhill County will open. We will keep you posted on that. Here is a link to the recording of the Governor’s press conference: https://youtu.be/1zSz5tb5SMw
Final Phase 1 guidance for specific sectors can be found here: https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19
Further breakdown of specific sectors:
Guidelines Regarding FACE COVERING USE IN PUBLIC:
Phase One Reopening Guidance for the PUBLIC:
Sector Guidance: RETAIL:
Sector Guidance: RESTAURANTS/BARS/BREWERIES/TASTING ROOMS/DISTILLERIES:
Sector Guidance: OUTDOOR RECREATION:
Sector Guidance: PERSONAL SERVICES:
General Guidance for EMPLOYERS:
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has posted updated FAQs providing answers regarding the Employee Retention Credit under the CARES Act. The Employee Retention Credit encourages businesses to keep employees on their payroll. The refundable tax credit is 50 percent of up to $10,000 in wages paid by an eligible employer whose business has been financially impacted by COVID-19.
Reopen Mainstreet has compiled a variety of resources on its website, including potential reopening strategies, ideas, hints and tips for businesses, business districts and organizations as they enter the COVID-19 recovery phase.
SCORE is hosting a free webinar on May 12 at 11 a.m. The 4 Key Things Business Owners Should Be Focused on Right Now. Register here.