COVID-19 Resources

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, we want to make sure you’re able to keep your family safe and healthy. Below are some COVID-19 resources you may find useful, so you can navigate your rights, take action, and demand the changes our families need today and into the future.


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FOR EMPLOYEES

  • Do you have to quarantine or isolate because of COVID-19, but don’t have paid time off?
    The COVID-19 Temporary Paid Leave Program is available to people who need to quarantine or isolate because of COVID-19 exposure or are experiencing symptoms and need a medical diagnosis, but do not qualify for COVID-19-related paid sick leave (or do not have access to COVID-19-related paid time off).
    If you meet all of the eligibility requirements, you will get a $120 per-day payment, up to 10 working days ($1,200 total) for the time you need to quarantine or isolate.
    To see if you are eligible, take this quiz or see the requirements below. If you qualify and need help completing the application, instructions are available.  

  • Oregon and federal benefits for COVID-19 Scenarios
    We want to help you understand what Oregon Law, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and the CARES Act mean for you.
    (Eng PDF)
  • Oregon y beneficios federales para escenarios COVID-19
    Queremos ayudarlo a comprender qué significan para usted la Ley de Oregon, la Ley de respuesta al coronavirus de Families First y la Ley CARES.
    (Esp PDF)
  • Paid Leave & Unemployment Decision Chart
    (View PDF)
  • Oregon Law Help COVID 19 Resources
    (Link to website)
  • Overview of Paid Sick, Emergency Paid Leave, and Unemployment Insurance Laws in the New Coronavirus and CARES Acts
    Get more information about theFamilies First Coronavirus Response Act, including expansions to paid sick time and emergency paid leave at the federal level for workers impacted by COVID-19.
    (View PDF)
  • Webinar for Employees: Understanding Your Oregon and Federal Rights
    Listen to Family Forward’s web-based training with issue-based experts to learn more about new federal programs and how they overlap with existing state programs. Paid sick time, paid family leave and unemployment benefits are covered.
    (Link to Page with Resources)
  • Webinar: Understanding Expanded SNAP Benefits
    The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), sometimes referred to as EBT or Food Stamps, is expanding in response to COVID-19: Food benefits will be available with more flexibility, some people will receive higher monthly amounts during the pandemic, and more.

    Watch the webinar recording to get details about how to access the expanded SNAP benefits and additional food resources in your community.
    English webinar recording (Watch mp4)

  • Pandemic Food Resource Guide (via Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon website)
    Pandemic EBT provides families financial support to cover the cost of groceries while your children are home during school closures. This benefit is provided to ALL families whose children receive free and reduced-price school meals in Oregon. Learn more here.
  • Black Resilience Fund – an emergency fund dedicated to healing and resilience by providing immediate resources to Black Portlanders.
  • Black United Fund of Oregona targeted investment in the Black community from the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund. This fund is meant to provide the Black community with the resources it needs to weather the global health pandemic and consequent recession.

FOR CHILD CARE PROVIDERS & BUSINESS OWNERS

  • Webinar for Providers and Business Owners: Understanding Your Oregon and Federal Rights
    Listen to Family Forward’s web-based training with issue-based experts for Oregon child care providers to learn more about new federal programs, including:
    • Paid sick time 
    • Paid family leave
    • Unemployment Insurance requirements 
    • Small business loans and grants

      We will also note important and overlapping Oregon laws in these areas.
      (Link to Page with Resources)

  • Webinar for Child Care Providers: Reopening Oregon
    Alyssa Chatterjee, Deputy Education Policy Director for Governor Kate Brown, discusses the options and outlook for reopening child care in Oregon. The Governor’s Office also shares information on the initial framework, including the criteria that need to be met before any businesses or programs reopen.
    (Link to Page with Resources)

     

  • Early Learning Division Phase 2 Grant Instructions Webinar
    The State of Oregon is offering “Phase 2” Emergency Child Care Grants to all Licensed Providers and Family, Friend, Neighbor providers that receive payments from the Department of Human Services. Learn more about how to apply during the application period from June 27th to July 10th.
    (Link to Page with Resources)