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Business Resources For Recovery and Financial Support

As the State of Oregon, Jackson County and the City of Ashland readies to reopen businesses in our community through Governor Brown’s outlined plan, the Ashland Chamber continues to gather and produce resources to help your business navigate through the next steps. Please check this webpage daily for updates:

Oregon has an updated statewide coronavirus website

People in Oregon will find it easier to learn about the state framework that went into effect today with an updated coronavirus website. The website is the new go-to place for anyone who wants to learn about COVID-19 in Oregon. Among the highlights are a map with each county risk level, state guidelines, resources, testing information and more.

Explore the updated website at coronavirus.oregon.gov.

December 3, 2020 - New COVID19 Impact Funding Now Available from Jackson and Josephine Counties

Medford, Oregon – Over $3.6 million in grant funds are now available for eligible businesses impacted by COVID19 in Jackson County with an allocation of over $2.4 million and in Josephine County with an allocation of over $1.2 million. 

Applications for this new “Southern Oregon CARES Business Grant” fund may be accessed through SOREDI, which has contracted as grant administrator for both counties. 

“This is a significantly large allocation for grant funding with priority given to the entertainment and hospitality sector impacted by the Governor’s recent ‘freeze’ mandate,” says Colleen Padilla, Executive Director of SOREDI. 

Applications will open for Jackson County at 12 pm PST on Friday, December 4. Applications will open for Josephine County at 12 pm PST on Saturday, December 5. Applications will be accepted until funding is exhausted or 12 pm PST on Tuesday, December 29, whichever comes first. ONLY complete applications, with all required documentation, will be considered. Southern Oregon CARES Business Grant applications may be accessed here: https://soredi.org/socares/

Click Here for full press release.

The Oregon Office of Emergency Management provided the following documents that provide guidance and supporting perspectives on reopening businesses once closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak:


Businesses may be looking for resources for products to utilize in their locations upon reopening. Here is a beginning list of resources – more to be included as we receive updates.
Plexiglass & Installation:

BBSI’s HR Resource for bringing back employees- Q&A 

BBSI’s Back to Business Checklist 


Thank you to the Ashland Chamber’s Partners in Emergency Preparedness


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