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Business Recovery- Government & Financial Resources during Shutdown

The Ashland Chamber of Commerce is deeply involved in the COVID-19 issue at the community level. We are passionate about helping you navigate the incredibly challenging times as information and resources become available to us. Through our community partnerships, we are finding access to resources and will be adding them to this page as we receive the information. Information about new regulations, tax benefits, loans, grants and more are changing rapidly. Please refer to this page for updated information frequently as we work to keep up with these rapid changes.


October 19, 2020: OHA (Oregon Health Authority) revises face covering guidance

OHA has revised its guidance on face coverings to include the following new provisions:

The guidance now requires that people wear face coverings in all private and public workplaces including classrooms, offices, meeting rooms and workspaces, unless someone is alone in an office or in a private workspace.

The revised guidance also requires that people wear face coverings in outdoor and indoor markets, street fairs, private career schools and public and private colleges and universities.

Finally, the revised guidance also recommends wearing a face covering instead of a face shield, except in limited situations when a face shield is appropriate such as when communicating with someone who is deaf or hearing impaired and needs to read lips.

COVID-19 is surging again. Oregonians can lower the risk to themselves, their families and their communities by:

  • Wearing a face covering

  • Keeping 6 or more feet away from others

  • Avoiding large gatherings and limiting social gatherings

  • Frequently washing our hands.

  • For more information about face coverings and face masks visit

Governor Brown Announces Free Masks and Gloves for Small Businesses (09/16/2020). Click here for more information 

Governor Kate Brown Extends Foreclosure Moratorium to Protect Oregon Homeowners and Business Owners until December 31​.
Click here to read more

SBA Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

  • Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.

For business assistance, contact our local SBDC: click here

Resources from Oregon State Senators Merkley & Wyden and US Representative Greg Walden​

 US Government- Department of Labor Workplace

CDC & WHO Resources

State of Oregon, Jackson County & Local Resources:
Utility Resources & Relief:​

Tourism & Hospitality Resources:

  • For our tourism industry members, Travel Oregon partners with the US Travel Association and Brand USA who are committed to ensuring that travelers are provided with accurate, updated information about public health conditions in Oregon. For the latest travel alerts, visit or

  • Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association (ORLA) has created the following resources for hospitality businesses to find out information about COVID-19 and the Governor’s “Stay Home, Save Lives” Executive Order. 




Jackson County Public Health Department:

  • Jackson County Public Health has created a page on their website that provides links from the Centers for Disease Control on the interim guidance on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 for businesses, faith-based, long-term care facilities, and mass gatherings.



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


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