State Offers Free Masks and Gloves
The state of Oregon is offering free masks and gloves to small businesses and child care providers.
Oregon-based businesses with fewer than 50 employees and child care providers approved by the state’s Early Learning Division can apply with the state to receive these free supplies. Right now, the state is limiting businesses to one order to ensure sufficient supplies. Child care providers will need to provide their license/provider number to be eligible and can also access disinfecting wipes and other supplies, in addition to masks and gloves.
Interested businesses can apply online: https://supplyconnector.org/states/oregon/free-ppe/
BUSINESS RECOVERY CENTERS
Washington County has partnered with the Chambers of Commerce in Hillsboro, Tualatin, Beaverton, and Adelante Mujeres to provide free assistance to all businesses throughout Washington County. If your business needs assistance with reopening, modifying business plans, accessing Personal Protective Equipment, or other assistance for your business in reacting to COVID-19, the Business Recovery Centers are there to help. Visit the BRC website to find out what they can do to help or to set up a consultation.
Worksystems Inc. Assistance
Worksystems Inc. is continuing to answer questions and connect small businesses to resources and support. WSI can help businesses connect with the Small Business Administration, public workforce system, or the state. They are staffing a phone line on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 am – noon. They will also return messages left on that line. Call (971) 512-6787 to discuss your needs. They are providing translation services for all calls if you indicate your preferred language.
Reopening Washington County
We are all connected, and our individual actions can make the difference for everyone. Until it is clear the virus is better controlled, the county is asking people and business to continue to work to slow the spread.
- To find more information about federal and state assistance programs, click on the icons on the right side of the page.
Greater Portland Inc. has also collected information on a variety of programs, resources and tools for businesses within the Portland Metro Region, including those in Washington County.
The PCC Small Business Center has created guidelines for consideration of business needs as small businesses continue to navigate COVID-19.