Comprehensive Spreadsheet of Portland Specific Resources: Many types of resources in one place. Including everything from hotlines to healthcare. Click here for a link to a comprehensive set of Portland resources. Or, copy and paste this information into your browser: https://docs.google.com/a/ocom.edu/spreadsheets/d/1_vxTr5ze9Po3noASrmc3075x9EMsKZQczUe-QHsWADQ/htmlview?usp=drive_web&urp=gmail_link&sle=true
Rent: Portland renters should not be evicted if they are unable to pay their rent during this time due to the virus. Non-payment and late fees can be waived. As of right now, this moratorium will be in effect through May 31, 2020, with "future extensions possible." Click here for link. Or, copy and paste this information into your browser: https://www.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/2020/03/multnomah-county-portland-suspend-evictions-during-coronavirus-outbreak.html
Internet Access: Many companies are offering WiFi, hotspots, and data free of charge, regardless of whether or not someone is an existing customer. Click here for link. Or, copy and paste this information into your browser: https://www.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/2020/03/comcast-offers-free-wifi-hotspots-unlimited-data-waives-late-fees-during-coronavirus-outbreak.html
Free unlimited smartphone data from all four major service providers (Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T) thanks to the FCC'S recent "Keep Americans Connected Pledge," which also includes:
- No termination of service due to an inability to pay
- Waiving late fees
- WiFi hotspots
Click here for link. Or copy and paste this information into your browser: https://www.fcc.gov/document/chairman-pai-launches-keep-americans-connected-pledge
Utilities: PGE and other local utility companies have suspended non-payment disconnections at this time. Click here for link. Or, copy and paste this information into your browser: https://www.portlandgeneral.com/our-company/news-room/covid-19
Food Security: Looking for food resources in your area? There is a map that includes locations with free groceries, meals, produce, and/or other programs. Click here for link. Or, copy and paste this information into your browser: https://www.oregonfoodbank.org/find-help/find-food/
Food Hero! Healthy budget and family friendly guides for cooking and gardening at home. Tutorial videos and free downloadable cookbook included, link here.
COVID-19 Economic Resources: Prosper Portland’s Small Business Relief Fund will open to loan applications on Wednesday, April 8 at 9:00 a.m. and close Saturday, April 11 at noon. Up to $50,000 in zero-interest loans will be available for Portland businesses with $5 million or less in annual gross revenue.
Summary of economic resources under the Federal CARES Act.
Parenting Resources: For guidance from the State of Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) on childcare. Click here for updates from the Oregon Early Learning Division. Or, copy and paste this information into your browser: https://oregonearlylearning.com/COVID-19-Resources
For information on how to get meals for kids, click here. Or, copy and paste this information into your browser: https://www.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/2020/03/how-to-get-meals-for-kids-while-oregon-schools-are-closed-due-to-coronavirus-concerns.html
For information on PDX emergency child care (for families in need), click here. Or copy and paste the information into your browser: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-zey4d-MoyuulmUJFlfH1ha5RnoDXTKRagJyouLRRec
Additional counseling/mental wellness resources:
Free Entertainment and Self-Care Resources: There is free access to Headspace Plus (for health care professionals), which has resources on mindfulness. To sign up, please click here Or copy and paste this into your browser: https://www.headspace.com/covid-19?fbclid=IwAR1TGTGDJ_zA25UsGA5y7CGY6EPqk8h2qOnDcRHw-hhpnVMRwJ1Ci6loNCQ
Free Virtual Field Trips! To check them out, please click here. Or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/mobilebasic
Ergonomics and stress relief for the home office, please click here for a comprehensive set of practical instructions with a special focus on breathing and body mechanics. Or, copy and paste the link into your browser: https://peperperspective.com/2020/03/19/reducing-techstress-at-home/
Resources for the self-employed, please click here for a curated page of resources for small business owners and the self-employed. Includes rlinks to grant and microgrant opportunities, as well as legislative resources.
A host of resources compiled and updated by Congressman Earl Blumenauer and his team in Portland, Oregon. https://docs.google.com/a/ocom.edu/spreadsheets/d/1_vxTr5ze9Po3noASrmc3075x9EMsKZQczUe-QHsWADQ/htmlview?usp=drive_web&urp=gmail_link&sle=true#
COVID-19 Symptom Tracker - check your risk
COVID-19 Projections for Oregon