Governor Kate Brown Issues Framework for Lifting Order on Non-Urgent Procedures

April 23, 2020

April 23, 2020 Procedures to resume May 1 with safeguards in place Portland, OR—Governor Kate Brown today announced that she will be lifting her order delaying non-urgent procedures for health care providers, as long as they can demonstrate they have met new requirements for COVID-19 safety and preparedness. Hospitals, surgical centers, medical offices, and dental…

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Financial Institutions Work Together to Address the Impact of COVID-19

April 22, 2020

Oregon’s banks and credit unions are safe, sound, and here to serve consumers. Oregon’s financial institutions stand by consumers and communities during good times and challenging times. While COVID-19 presents unprecedented challenges, it is reassuring to know that banks and credit unions have activated plans to minimize the impact of COVID-19.   The Oregon Bankers Association…

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Ten Steps All Workplaces Can Take to Reduce Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus

April 13, 2020

All workplaces can take the following infection prevention measures to protect workers: Encourage workers to stay home if sick. Encourage respiratory etiquette, including covering coughs and sneezes. Provide a place to wash hands or alcohol-based hand rubs containing at least 60% alcohol. Limit worksite access to only essential workers, if possible. Establish flexible worksites (e.g.,…

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Coping with Stress and Anxiety

April 7, 2020

by Jackson County Health and Human Services  The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us and has been very stressful for people.  The fear and anxiety about the disease and what the future holds can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations.  How you respond to…

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The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

March 29, 2020

See also from the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. When implemented, there will be many new resources available for…

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Important Employment Law Update

March 27, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) by NAGEL & PADILLA, LLC Nagel & Padilla LLC, Certified Public Accountants, Business, and Financial You and/or your family may be affected, as an employer, an employee, a self-employed worker, or all three, by these changes. On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Congress passed and the President signed into law,…

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“The banking industry as a whole has entered this period of uncertainty in a position of great strength.”

March 25, 2020

By Ken Trautman, President, and CEO, People’s Bank of Commerce. We are all trying to learn how to adapt to the COVID-19 virus. Most of us are overwhelmed with negative news and are being provided few solutions. Events have unfolded quickly across the nation, but rest assured, this event is NOT similar to the “Great…

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Governor Kate Brown Tightens Social Distancing Measures, Tells Oregonians to “Stay Home, Save Lives”

March 23, 2020

Updated orders for individuals, businesses, public organizations, and outdoor spaces to prevent COVID-19 spread Portland, OR—Governor Kate Brown today issued Executive Order 20-12 , directing everyone in Oregon to stay at home to the maximum extent possible and adding to the list of businesses that will be temporarily closed to stem the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon.…

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Coronavirus update from Congressman Walden

March 21, 2020

As the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across Oregon and our nation, we must keep in our prayers those who have succumbed to this disease, those who are infected with it, and those dedicated health care workers who are on the front lines.  As the GOP leader of the House Energy and Commerce…

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