Alert: As of July 15, face masks will be required in outdoor public spaces where physical distancing is not possible. This is in addition to masks being required for all indoor public spaces effective July 1. Get more updates, cancelations, and resources related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) here
 

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State of Oregon COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant Program
The City of Ashland has been awarded matching funds from the Oregon Business Development Department (Business Oregon) to facilitate a COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant program with $140,000 available for small businesses and non-profits. 

The grant application does have eligibility requirements set by the State of Oregon, which can be found online at ashland.or.us/covid19grant along with the application. The deadline for the applications is at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Contact for the grant: Natalie Thomason (541) 552-2012 natalie.thomason@ashland.or.us

Ashland Chamber of Commerce
The Ashland Chamber will be assisting Ashland businesses (whether they are members or not) with business assistance and recovery information. ​
Business Resources
How to Support Local Businesses

Business Oregon
View resources concerning the Coronavirus and call their established hotline to help get the best resource for your business.

Diaster Loan Assistance
As of March 19, Jackson and Josephine Counties have been named as eligible disaster areas for the Small Business Administration's Disaster Loan Assistance. Click the link above to apply and contact the Ashland Chamber of Commerce at members@ashlandchamber.com​ for assistance.

Submit Official Testimony to Governor's Councils
Use the link above to submit testimony about the impacts individual businesses have faced to the Governor's Coronavirus Economic Advisory Council and the Joint Special Committee on Coronavirus Response. Please also submit a copy of your testimony to members@ashlandchamber.com, so the Ashland Chamber can keep a record for potential future opportunities.

Local Resources

State Funds Available for Rent Relief 
Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) now has a COVID-19 Rent Relief program for those who have experienced a loss of income and are at risk of becoming homeless due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For Jackson County, OHCS will be allocating money to ACCESS, Inc., who will be dispersing the money based on State requirements. Tenant income loss documentation and other materials are required to qualify for this program.

Contact Access at (541) 779-6691 or at info@accesshelps.org.

2020 Census​
Online, phone,and mailed self-responses are now accepted through October 31. Non-response follow up in person interviews will take place from August 11 to October 31. 

If you haven't already, go to 2020census.gov to take the census online today. 

Jackson County Library Services
View current library closures and cancelations of events.

Oregon DMV
View closures and allowed appointments for select branches.

Recology Ashland

View updates on service and facilities open for drop off. 

Rogue Valley Transportation District 
Check for updates on the bus routes. 

Oregon Shakespeare Festival
View OSF's updates on cancelations and plans moving forward.

Senior Resources
(ashland.or.us/COVID19seniorresources)

View grocery delivery options for Ashland, learn how to stay active and connected, and much more.


Hygiene Stations & Oregon Coronavirus Map
The City of Ashland has placed portable hand washing stations and portable restrooms around Ashland. View the map below for their locations (green dots for hand washing stations, yellow dots for portable restrooms).

You can also view updates on Coronavirus cases in Oregon by selecting the Oregon Coronavirus tab below. 

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