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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.


FEDERAL CARES ACT 3 & 3.5 Financial Assistance Programs:​

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan & Advance

Paycheck Protection Program Loans (Forgivable)

  • As of May 5, 2020, the PPPL is still available through most lenders. Contact your lender directly to see if this program meets your needs.

For business assistance and questions about applying, 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

  • The CDC released Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19. The guidance includes recommended strategies for employers to use now, planning considerations, and recommendations for an outbreak response plan.​
  • On February 26, the WHO released guidance for Getting your Workplace Ready for COVID-19.​
State of Oregon, Jackson County & Local Resources:
  • WORKERS- For State of Oregon Unemployment Support visit:
  • EMPLOYERS- Oregon WorkShare Information- Work Share provides an alternative for employers and workers who may be facing the prospect of a lay off situation.​00

  • SAIF grants for COVID-19 related expenses for worker safety (As of May 5, 2020, SAIF is no longer accepting applications for this program due to requests exceeding funds available. However, we keep this posted as a resource in the event more funds become available and the program reopens)​

  • Rogue Workforce Development Layoff Aversion Fund (As of May 5, 2020, Rogue Workforce Development is no longer accepting applications for this program due to requests exceeding funds available. However, we keep this posted as a resource in the event more funds become available and the program reopens)

    Rogue Workforce Partnership currently has grant funds available to help businesses in the Rogue Valley avoid layoffs.  These funds do not have to be repaid, and are available immediately.  They can also be mixed with other federal and state funds. To apply, click here.  The application is under the "Layoff Aversion" tab. ​

  • The National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) has provided a list of resources for Artists (including visual arts, musicians, writers, dance), Theatres, Galleries, and Museums impacted by COVID-19. The information can be found by clicking here.

  • For State Representative Pam Marsh, please contact:

  • For State Senator Jeff Golden, please contact:​

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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