COVID-19 Information

The health and safety of our residents and their families is the City’s utmost priority and we are committed to doing everything we can to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.



Resources from Oregon State

  • The Oregon Employment Department‘s COVID page offers information for workers, job-seekers and employers. Resources include:
    • Unemployment insurance benefits are available during temporary layoffs related to COVID-19 situations. These benefits occur for employees whose employer stops operation for a short period of time, such as cleaning following a coronavirus exposure, or by government requirement. Workers can get unemployment benefits, and do not need to seek work with other employers if their place of employment will resume operations. To receive benefits, affected workers must still be able to work, stay in contact with their employer, and be available to work when called back. Direct employees to file for benefits here.
    • Partial unemployment: The Work Share program helps employers prevent layoffs by reducing the schedules of workers instead of laying them off. It also provides benefits to help offset employees’ lost wages. ​Learn more here.
    • Rapid response in the event of permanent closure: ​The Higher Education Coordinating Commission has rapid response services to plan for job transitions needed when a business closure or mass layoff occurs, including cases of natural and other disasters. Local Rapid Response teams coordinate with employer, worker representative, Trade Act and Labor.
    • If the unemployment claim site is down, please direct your workers to call the agency’s contact centers, where Employment Department staff can help with starting a claim for unemployment benefits: 1-877-FILE-4-UI (1-877-345-3484)

State of Oregon Resources


Executive Director’s Public Notice – COVID-19​

COVID-19 Job Site Practices​

Affordable Rental Housing Division

Technical Advisory

Affordable Rental Housing Updates – Technical Advisory

Affordable Rental Housing – Financial Submission Guidance – Technical Advisory

Affordable Rental Housing – Financial Submission Deadline Extended – Technical Advisory​

Affordable Rental Housing – COVID-19 Update – Technical Advisory

Attachments & Quick Links

Attachment: ARH Guidance

Attachment: ARH Monitoring

Attachment: ARH Funding

HUD Project-Based Contract Administration

Technical Advisory

HUD Section 8 Program MORs Postpone – Technical Advisory

Attachments & Quick Links

        HUD Toolkit for Homeless Shelter Providers

        HUD COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Information and Resources​

Housing Stabilitzation Division

Homeless Services

Technical Advisory and Notices

Homeless Services – Shelter Guidance – Technical Advisory​

4th Annual Veteran Convening – POSTPONE Notice​

Homeless Services Convening – POSTPONE Notice​

Attachments & Quick Links

Center for Disease Control and Prevention Guidance for Homeless Service Providers​

OHCS Shelter Plan – COVID-19 Information & Guidance​

       OHCS Shelter Plan – CDC – Hand Washing for COVID-19 (en espanol)​

OHCS Shelter Plan – Handwashing and Hand Sanitizer Use

COVID-19 Shelter Triage Screening Too

Energy and Weatherization Services

Technical Advisory and Notices

Interim OHCS Oregon Multifamily Energy Program (OR-MEP) Guidance ​- Technical Advisory

Rule Filing



Homeownership Division

Technical Advisory and Notices

HUD Provides Immediate Relief for Homeowerns Amid Nationwide Coronavirus Response​

Business Resources

From Senator Jeff Merkley – Weathering the Storm: Support Available for Small Business in the Coronavirus Relief Packages

Clackamas County

Economic Injury Hotline (503) 742-4BIZ


Clackamas Workforce Partnership and Workforce Resources

Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Clackamas County

Clackamas County Moratorium on Commercial and Residential Evictions

State of Oregon

​Governor’s Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information and Resources website

Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries call line for employers: 971-673-0824

Notice of Relief from Predictive Scheduling Penalties

Expansion of Utilization of OFLA during Statewide Public Health Emergencies

The State of Oregon has many resources available for businesses and employers. Employers can call the Technical Assistance hotline at 971-673-0824 or email bolita@boli.state.or.us.

Small Business Advocacy
Businesses without employees or with fewer than 100 employees can contact the Office of Small Business Assistance via email at business.sos@oregon.gov or by calling toll free 1-844-469-5512

OSHA3990 – Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Oregon Employment Department: OED_COVID19_INFO@oregon.gov

COVID-19 OED Resources & Links

Temporary Rules for Unemployment Insurance Benefits Flexibility

COVID-19 Related Business Layoffs, Closures, and Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Work Share Oregon

Small Business Administration Disaster Resources:

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Program

SBA Disaster Assistance One-Pager

SBA Coronavirus Disaster Loans

U.S. Chamber Resources:

U.S. Chamber Coronavirus Resource Website

U.S. Chamber Disaster Help Desk

Resources to Help Your Small Business Survive

Construction/Contractor Information


COVID-19 Job Site Practices


DOH (WA) Covid19 Info

Manufacturing Information

OMEP Support for OR Manufacturers -Covid19

Utility Assistance

NW Natural

Portland General Electric

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

CDC recommended guidance for employers, including advice for developing a response plan and steps that all employers can implement now.

COVID-19 Safety and Health Standards, Control & Prevention External Link
An overview of information for workers and employers about the evolving coronavirus outbreak. Includes links to OSHA standards, control and prevention.

Small Business Administration (SBA) Emergency Impact Disaster Loans (EIDL)

Last Friday, the state of Oregon received the Small Business Administration (SBA) Emergency Impact Disaster Loans (EIDL) declaration that the Governor requested. Small businesses and private, non-profit organizations in the state of Oregon who are suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus may now apply for SBA EIDL loans.

  • Up to $2 million in financial assistance (actual loan amounts are based on the amount of economic injury).
  • The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses.
  • The interest rate is 2.75% for private, non-profit organizations.
  • Long-term repayments up to a maximum of 30 years may be available.

The loan application may be found here: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela .

Business Oregon

The state’s economic development agency, has published a list of resources, summarized here:

  • Business Finance Officer Tom Schnell put together this helpful guide that walks businesses through steps they can take to deal with coronavirus fallout, including managing cashflow, payments and guidance on long-term planning.
  • Contact your local Small Business Development Center for business assistance. Find their contact information here.
  • Consider purchasing business interruption insurance, available from many major insurance companies. Law firm Tonkon Torp breaks down the definition of interruption insurance here.
  • Financing, loans, loan guarantees, etc. Find a list on Business Oregon’s resources page.
  • Contact your regional development officer to locate more resources in your area. Find them here.
  • (NEW 3/25) The Oregon Department of Revenue has extended its deadlines for personal and corporate/excise income tax returns and payments to July 15, matching the new federal timeline. However, the payment timeline for estimated payments or businesses with return deadlines after May 15 have not been extended. Read more here.


Today, Governor Kate Brown issued a new order related to COVID-19. Please see the complete details of the order by following the link below.

It is important to note that the City of Happy Valley continues to actively monitor information from local, state, and federal health officials and will provide further updates as they arise. Please stay tuned for any further impacts related to how this order will affect City services. In the meantime, Mayor Ellis encourages all City residents to heed this current directive issued by the Governor and continue doing what you can to help limit the spread of this virus.


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