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The health of our businesses and community members is always top of mind, and particularly so during the evolving health and economic circumstances surrounding COVID-19. We have created this section with that in mind, and to help business and community organizations stay informed of the resources, information, and assistance available to them.

To navigate through immediate, evolving, and near future impacts, the Chamber is and will be working closely with public and private business and economic development partners. We will work to effectively anticipate, respond, and advocate for resources; particularly those that will help mitigate the impacts on your business and on our community. Please bookmark this page and check for regular updates. If you are a business or a community organization with resources to offer, you’re invited to share them for us to review and publish: bettina@florencechamber.com

Chamber of Commerce Updates

A message from our Executive Director, Bettina Hannigan


Business Resources and Assistance

Governor Brown’s ReOpening Guidelines and Information: Phases and Guideline Details

Lane County: COVID-19 Business Information

Lane Small Business Development Center: Information for businesses about COVID-19 guidance and potential relief funding

Small Business Administration:Guidance for businesses and employers to plan and respond to COVID-19

SBA Payroll Loans – Congress has approved $350 billion in emergency loans for small businesses to help them keep workers employed. In fact, if small businesses maintain or later restore their payrolls, they may not have to repay some — or possibly any — of the loan. Here’s a guide and checklist from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to help your small business through the process. 

Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association: Coronavirus Information and Resources

State of Oregon Employment Department: COVID-19 Related Business Layoffs, Closures, and Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Cascade Employers Association: Coronavirus and Employer Obligations

Oregon State Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Resource Guide


Business Tools and Guidance to Respond and Prepare for COVID-19 Impacts

OHSA’s Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

SBA’s Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

US Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Response Toolkit

Business Oregon: COVID-19 Interim Guidance for Businesses

Virtual Meeting and Collaboration Tools

Employer Alert: Guidance for employers on coronavirus


Health Information Resources

Lane County Public Health

Oregon Health Authority

Centers for Disease Control

World Health Organization


Community Resources

Lane County Public Health: COVID-19 Updates – Press Conferences

PeaceHealth Visitation Restrictions and More COVID-19 Information


News Alerts

Lane County Opens Call Center

Greenhill Humane Society: A Message About Pets and COVID-19

DevNW’s response to COVID-19

Governor Kate Brown Announces New Statewide Actions on COVID-19

Senator Merkley News from the Capitol and Resources