COVID-19 Information

Business Oregon Commercial Rent Relief Program 

Building owners and business owners in Oregon can start prepping for a new grant through Business Oregon that will open next week. 

The Commercial Rent Relief Program, which opens Monday, March 8, compensates landlords leasing property in the state of Oregon if they have tenants who are behind on lease payments or have any forgiven base rent amounts that have been negotiated due to COVID-19. 

FUNDING: The maximum grant per lease is up to $100,000. The maximum total amount in grants that a landlord may be awarded (the amount of past-due payments for all tenants) is $3 million.

WHO: Landlords who lease property in the state of Oregon must initially apply. However, there are requirements for participating tenants, including that they must:

  • Employ 100 or fewer full-time employees per lease (as of February 28, 2021),
  • Be registered to do business in the state of Oregon with the Secretary of State,
  • Be current on taxes, and
  • Be a for-profit business.

A tenant is NOT qualified if it is a: publicly traded company, non-profit organization, residential tenant, or government entity. 

WHAT: There are three forms. For Form 1 (to be completed by the landlord), applicants will need:

  •  The landlord’s name and address,
  • The tenant’s name and address,
  • The tenant’s total number of part-time and full-time workers,
  • The tenant’s business classification, 
  • The base lease rent amount due and paid per month from March 2020 to February 2021, and
  • A signed lease at the ready.

WHEN: The application process opens Monday, March 8. The awards will close in March. Awards announcements will be sent out in early April, and checks will be released toward the end of April.

WHERE: To see the full details about who can qualify and what information you need to have ready for Form 2 and Form 3, visit https://www.oregon4biz.com/Coronavirus-Information/CRR. There is also a helpful informational video on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/7rm9ye55.

OTHER LANGUAGES: The Business Oregon informational webpage offers links with the full details in Spanish, Korean, Russian, Chinese, or Vietnamese in the top right-hand portion of the website: https://www.oregon4biz.com/Coronavirus-Information/CRR.

COVID-19 Residential Mortgage Relief Program

Mortgage Payment Assistance is temporarily available for homeowners receiving unemployment insurance. Applications are being accepted through March 14, 2021.

This program will make mortgage payments for up to 6 months, and bring the account current, if it is delinquent, for eligible applicants. Basic program requirements:

  • Receiving unemployment insurance at the time of application
  • Home is a single-family (1-4 units), owner-occupied dwelling
  • Not in active bankruptcy

For a full list of program requirements, and to apply visit www.oregonhomeownerhelp.org.

Contact OHSI at Homeowner.Help@oregon.gov or 503-986-2025.

Multnomah County Moves to High Risk: What It Means for Businesses

Gov. Kate Brown announced today that 12 counties have improved in risk level, with 10 shifting from Extreme Risk to High Risk — including Multnomah County. The changes are effective Friday, February 12 through Thursday, February 25. Please view the State’s metrics for further details on what types of activities are permitted in the High Risk category: https://coronavirus.oregon.gov/Pages/guidance.aspx.

Customer Assistance Programs

In an effort to provide support to our customers who are experiencing challenges paying their bills due to financial difficulties, the City of Fairview suggests the following options for potential assistance: View in English | Spanish.

Resources for Small Businesses

Information and links for small business loans and emergency resources available in the Portland metro area.

Emergency Meal Information

If you or someone you know has a child that may struggle with food security during school closures, please follow the link for Reynolds School District emergency meal information: Reynolds School District Emergency Meals

Food Delivery Fee Cap

To help struggling Fairview restaurants, who are increasingly reliant on takeout and delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City enacted a temporary 10% cap on fees charged to restaurants by third-party food delivery platforms. Delivery platforms may not reduce the compensation or gratuities of drivers as a result of the fee cap.

The fee cap is in effect for the duration of the state-ordered state of emergency, and terminating at 12:01am on the first day of the first month following the end of the State of Emergency.

During these difficult times the Fairview City Council would like to remind customers to patronize local restaurants, which are increasingly reliant on takeout and delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. View a full list of Fairview Restaurants (PDF).

Read the full temporary order: Ordinance 7-2020: Exhibit A (PDF)

Report a Violation

If your business is charged a fee more than 10% of the purchase price of any order by any food delivery service after November 17, report the violation to Associate Planner/Code Compliance Officer Carolanne Fry at fryc@ci.fairview.or.us or 503-674-6205.

Provide this information:

  • Business name
  • Food delivery service name
  • Date and amount of violation
  • Documentation (receipt or screenshot) of the violation

Multnomah County - Extreme Risk Category

Multnomah County was placed in the Extreme Risk category on December 3, based on the Governor’s health and safety framework. County risk levels are reassigned every two weeks and Multnomah County’s risk level was last assessed January 4. Many restrictions remain in place: 

  • Face coverings are required in Oregon for everyone 5 years of age or older in indoor public spaces.
  • Face coverings are also required outdoors when you cannot keep 6 feet apart from others.

Learn more at https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19.

Choirs, Singing and Playing Musical Instruments

Multnomah County compiled guidance for choirs, signing, and playing musical instruments

Holiday Celebrations 

Guidelines from the CDC

Local State of Emergency Extended Through April 8, 2021

City of Fairview - Extended Local State of Emergency 2021 (PDF)

COVID-19 Testing Available - East County Health Center - Information Flyers (PDF)

S.T.O.P.  COVID-19 Fraud

HSI COVID-19 Fraud Pamphlet

Check on the Status of Your Economic Impact Payment 

Get My Payment https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment 

FBI Urges Vigilance During COVID-19 Pandemic 

Protect Your Wallet—and Your Health—from Pandemic Scammers

Stimulus Bill - CARES Act Summaries & FAQ’s

Links to help inform Oregon residents on what to expect and how to best prepare: