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MEDP: Navigating COVID-19 - Resource List for Businesses

Mar 30, 2020

MEDP would like to offer a resource list for businesses and community members navigating COVID-19.  We will continue to update this list and this page with current resources and information.

List as of 4.3.20:

COVID-19 Resource List for Business


 A Message from the Small Business Administration 

Avoid COVID-19 scams!

Scammers are using the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) name to con small businesses and individuals during the COVID-19 crisis through phone calls, emails, text messages and letters.

Please note:

  • If you are contacted by someone claiming to be from the SBA, suspect fraud.
  • Emails from SBA or other legitimate government agencies will always end in .gov.
  • There is no cost to apply for a COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan and SBA will never ask you to provide a credit card.
  • Do not release any private information (social security number, date of birth, etc.) or banking information in response to an unsolicited caller, letter, email, or text.
  • If you are in the process of applying for an SBA loan and receive email correspondence asking for PII, ensure that the referenced application number is consistent with your application number.
  • An SBA logo on an email or webpage does not guarantee the information is accurate or from the SBA.
  • Check for spelling and grammatical errors in an email and be wary of clicking on any links or attachments.
  • For help with applying for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan, call 800-659-2955 or emaildisastercustomerservice@sba.gov. You can also use a text telephone (TTY) by calling 1-800-877-8339.
  • For inquiries regarding support for small businesses, send an email to answerdesk@sba.gov
  • Visit the Small Business Cybersecurity site to learn more about small Business Cybersecurity tips, common threats, training, and best practices. https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/manage-your-business/small-business-cybersecurity
  • Visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Infrastructure site for small business resources.https://w.gov/publication/stopthinkconnect-small-business-resources
  • Trust your instincts! If something seems too good to be true, then it probably is too good to be true.

 

 


 

MEDP is part of the Mid-Valley Regional Recovery Team organized through the Regional Solutions department of the Governor’s Office. We are seeking information from you that we can share with the Governor’s Coronavirus Economic Recovery Council. While we realize this may be repetitive, It is important to gather this information as it will aid Oregon in obtaining federal funding.

Mid Valley Business Impact Survey, please complete.


ESSENTIAL ENTERPRISE & CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS:

-Oregon Governor’s Executive Order No. 20-12 with guidance on business closures, operation standards and critical designations:

https://govsite-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/jkAULYKcSh6DoDF8wBM0_EO%2020-12.pdf

-CISA guidance on identifying sectors and businesses that qualify as critical infrastructure:

https://www.cisa.gov/identifying-critical-infrastructure-during-covid-19

 

Please feel free to contact me as well.

Scott Cooper, Executive Director, MEDP

503.474.6814 office | 503.550.8504 mobile | scott@mcminnvillebusiness.com

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