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MEDP: Navigating COVID-19 - Resource List for Businesses

Mar 30, 2020


List as of 5.22.20:

COVID-19 Resource List for Business


McMinnville Temporary Outdoor Expansion Permit Application

The City of McMinnville has changed their permit application to include outdoor expansion due to COVID-19. Temporary permits are available for businesses needing to expand their seating to outdoor areas.

Please note the following guidelines for the permit:

  • Before expanding your outdoor seating area beyond pre-existing areas, please contact the OLCC to conform you are permitted for serving alcohol in the expanded areas.
  • The application is for businesses expanding onto private property only, any business using public right of way will need to utilize a different permit process. Call the fire department for further details and questions. 503.435.5800


Local PPE Available

Do you or your business need to purchase PPE? Are you manufacturing PPE in our region? We've been working with our economic development partner, SEDCOR, to provide a directory of local manufacturers producing PPE so you can source your purchases close to home. The site will be updated regularly with additional manufacturers and purchasing options.

Thank you to the team at SEDCOR for making this happen.


Yamhill County has been approved to enter Phase 1 of re-opening on Friday, May 15th. 

Please review the guidelines for the general public, employers and sector specific businesses. 

View the State and County  Covid-19 sites for the most current information 



SBA and Treasury Release Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application

 The form and instructions include several measures to reduce compliance burdens and simplify the process for borrowers, including:

  • Options for borrowers to calculate payroll costs using an “alternative payroll covered period” that aligns with borrowers’ regular payroll cycles
  • Flexibility to include eligible payroll and non-payroll expenses paid or incurred during the eight-week period after receiving their PPP loan
  • Step-by-step instructions on how to perform the calculations required by the CARES Act to confirm eligibility for loan forgiveness
  • Borrower-friendly implementation of statutory exemptions from loan forgiveness reduction based on rehiring by June 30
  • Addition of a new exemption from the loan forgiveness reduction for borrowers who have made a good-faith, written offer to rehire workers that was declined

The PPP was created by the CARES Act to provide forgivable loans to eligible small businesses to keep American workers on the payroll during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The documents released today will help small businesses seek forgiveness at the conclusion of the eight-week covered period, which begins with the disbursement of their loans.

Click here to view the application and instructions.


Oregon Businesses Encouraged to Apply for Paycheck Protection Loans Now

Oregon banks and credit unions are ready to process more loans. With an estimated $100 billion still available in the program nationwide, more Oregon businesses can take advantage of the program! 

Visit the Business Oregon Small Business Navigator to find out more. 


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 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
  • Visit the Small Business Cybersecurity site to learn more about small Business Cybersecurity tips, common threats, training, and best practices.
  • Visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Infrastructure site for 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.


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

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


Please feel free to contact me as well.

Scott Cooper, Executive Director, MEDP

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