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At this time, the U.S. government has not issued any guidance regarding travel and/or meetings in Oregon or the rest of the U.S.
Please continue to check with the CDC for information regarding countries that have travel restrictions.
We request all citizens that are able, to view the City Council meeting from home via the City of Stayton’s live stream on YouTube. The City is using technology to make meetings available to the public without increasing the risk of exposure.
Please use the following option to view the meeting:
To maintain compliance with public meeting laws, a limited number of chairs will be provided in the building for citizens to listen to the meeting; however, social distancing is essential in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and no more than 10 people total will be allowed in the
building at one time. City officials strongly encourage all citizens to utilize YouTube to view the Council meeting rather than attending in person.
Supplemental Budget Public Hearing
If you wish to testify as part of the 2019-20 FY Supplemental Budget Public Hearing, please read the following:
All other public comment will be accepted as follows:
The Paycheck Protection Program is designed to help small businesses, nonprofits, veterans’ organizations, and tribal businesses with fewer than 500 employees -- as well as sole proprietors, self-employed Oregonians, and independent contractors -- cover payroll and operational costs by awarding them with fully forgivable loans.
The program is officially live and accepting applications now.
Below are resources that have been shared with us that you may find helpful:
Worker and Unemployment Resources
This digest is a compilation of information and resources received on the evening of April 2 from the Governor's office related to employment, commerce and economic development issues surrounding COVID-19. There are numerous online resources for those seeking health-related information, including daily COVID-19 updates from the Oregon Health Authority at https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19.
On Wednesday, April 1st, the Marion County Commissioners approved $200,000 in lottery funds earmarked for economic development for grants of up to $5,000 for small business owners with up to five employees. Additional criteria will be available with the application.
The Marion County Immediate Economic Stimulus Funding Program is being managed through the Willamette Workforce Partnership. Please visit their website at https://willwp.org/. Applications will be available on Tuesday April 7th, and can be submitted on Thursday, April 9th.
The Statesman Journal also published an article you can read here.
President Donald J. Trump announced the extension of the Coronavirus Guidelines for America for an additional 30 days through Friday, April 30th. The recommendations are simple to follow and will continue to have a resounding impact on public health.
30 Days to Slow the Spread Flier - English
This program is now live and accepting applications. View the Paycheck Protection Program Application for more details.
The CARES ACT established $349 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program, which provides relief to millions of small businesses to sustain their businesses and keep their workers employed. This news release from the U.S. Treasury Department explains the program, where business owners can go to a participating Small Business Administration lender, bank or credit union starting April 3, with funds approved the same day. Loans will be forgiven as long as the funds are used to keep employees on the payroll and for certain other expenses. View a list of approved SBA lenders in Oregon here.
Santiam Hospital will be hosting a local COVID-19 update on Facebook Live tonight, Monday, March 30th at 6:30 pm.
Dr. Steven Vets, MD, Emergency Room Medical Director, and Dr. Janine Vansant, MD, Infectious Disease Director will be presenting.
You can learn more by visiting: https://www.facebook.com/events/240773410442375/
A huge thank you to the Stayton/Sublimity Chamber of Commerce for compiling this list of local restaurants and grocery stores. The list includes their hours, as well as availability of take-out, drive-thru, curbside, and delivery.
Be sure to download the list and support our local businesses!
Stayton-Sublimity Chamber of Commerce - List of Local Restaurants and Grocery.pdf
The City was notified today that community members may be receiving phone calls from a company called Doxo claiming you can use their company to pay your City of Stayton Utility Bill. This is not the case.
The City of Stayton is in no way affiliated with this company.
The only payment service utilized by the City of Stayton is XPress Bill Pay which you can learn about through our website.
If you have any questions, please contact City Hall at (503) 769-3425.
The State of Oregon has set up a website through Oregon's Occupational Safety and Health division where you can report businesses not complying with the Governor Kate Brown's "Stay Home" order. You can visit the website here: https://www4.cbs.state.or.us/exs/osha/hazrep/
To learn more, you can also read the full article on OregonLive.com.
The Oregon State Police has issued a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding enforcement during Governor Brown's Executive Order "Stay Home, Save Lives." You can view the list here:
Oregon State Police Emergency Declaration Enforcement FAQ
Santiam Hospital has launched a COVID-19 HelpLine, staffed by a team of their very own, knowledgeable Registered Nurses. Their team of RNs is ready to field all of patients’ COVID-19 related questions.
You can reach the HelpLine by calling (503) 769-1999 and is open 7 days a week, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
If you've found yourself temporarily out of work due to COVID-19, the Oregon Employment Department has set up an informational page to provide guidance and answer questions.
Guidance and FAQs can be found at: https://www.oregon.gov/employ/Pages/COVID-19.aspx
You can also click on the images below to view full size versions.
This afternoon, Santiam Hospital shared the following on Facebook:
"We are so grateful to have community members wanting to help the hospital staff and patients/visitors with masks and gowns. We are looking for donated supplies as well as volunteers to assemble gowns and sew masks.
Donated Supplies Needed
If you are a business in town and have commercial grade masks and other PPE material, we would appreciate any and all donations of these vital supplies. They do need to be new and in the original boxes or wrapping. We cannot accept used.
We need the following supplies in order for our volunteers to continue to assemble gowns for our surgical staff and masks for our patients and visitors:
To sew gowns for the hospital staff. There are two options:
To sew masks for the visitors and customers of the hospital. We are seeking two types of masks. Volunteers would need to be willing to sew the masks with supplies they have on hand and donate the masks to the hospital.
The following mask is for employees-patients in more exposed areas. You may use ¼ inch elastic instead of 1/8 inch. Also, you can use 3micron filtered fabric instead of 5. We ask that you modify the pattern a bit- 3 layers instead of 2. Use a water-resistant, but breathable material (like Duck or Gore-Tex) for the outside layer. Middle later should be a Non-woven material, 5micron filtered fabric. And the inner material can be cotton. Insert a wired pipe cleaner on the top so one can mold it to their face.
Here are instructions for the mask that will be used for visitors of the hospital and staff members who are less exposed: https://img1.wsimg.com/isteam/ip/6d5955d7-ca75-4486-86d6-ccd808cf0870/Face%20Mask%20Pattern-0001.jpg/:/rs=w:1300,h:800
You may drop off donated materials, masks, and gowns at the Emergency Room. There will be a desk outside with a member of our staff to accept the donations so you do not need to enter the hospital.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-769-9319. Email is the preferred method of communication.
Any homemade masks and gowns donated to the hospital that are not used during this COVID 19-time period will be sent with our medical team who donates their time in Haiti.
Thank you so much for wanting to help out our community in this challenging time."
Full post here: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=2887684594602999&set=a.627210477317100
Governor Kate Brown today issued Executive Order 20-12, directing everyone in Oregon to stay at home to the maximum extent possible and adding to the list of businesses that will be temporarily closed to stem the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon. The order is effective immediately, and remains in effect until ended by the Governor.
“We are learning more about this virus and how people react to it every day. Not just from a medical standpoint, but from a social and behavioral standpoint.
“I started by asking Oregonians to stay home and practice social distancing. Then I urged the public to follow these recommendations. Instead, thousands crowded the beaches of our coastal communities, our trails, our parks, and our city streets, potentially spreading COVID-19 and endangering the lives of others across the state. Now, I’m ordering it. To save lives and protect our community.
“Today, I am issuing a new executive order further requiring social distancing measures because we know this is the most effective way to flatten the curve and slow the spread of this virus. I hope everyone in Oregon abides by its core message: stay home unless absolutely necessary.
“Staying home both keeps you safe from infection, and ensures you do not unknowingly infect others.
“We’ve already put a number of measures forward specifically aimed at increasing hospital capacity, such as cutting down on non-emergency care so we conserve masks, gloves, and gowns to save the lives of the health care workers who are working so hard to save others. All of these things add up, and by slowing the infection rate, we preserve hospital beds so that there will be one available if and when you need it.
“None of us have ever been through this before, and that means there is no way to know exactly what lies ahead. We don’t know yet when this outbreak will end, or what changes this will bring for our state and for our country. But I want to make sure that we’ve done all we can to end it as quickly as possible.”
About the order:
Following this order will save lives, while still allowing businesses to function if they can protect employees and customers through social distancing. While many businesses and organizations that are heavily dependent on foot traffic and in-person interactions have already closed or will close under the expanded order, other businesses that make robust plans to meet social distancing requirements—and enforce those requirements—may remain in operation, preserving jobs while ensuring health.
This distinction from closing all businesses except for those categorized as essential as mandated in other states, aims to minimize unintended consequences and add clarity for businesses who can adjust their business models to accommodate vital social distancing measures.
“This order is designed to flatten the curve over the coming weeks, preserving scarce hospital space and equipment. It will also ensure that any place of business that remains operational does its part to enforce social distancing rules,” said Governor Brown. “It is designed to be more sustainable over time, to allow Oregonians to keep their jobs when their work does not add to the growth of COVID-19 in Oregon.”
Retail businesses closed by Executive Order 20-12 include:
Other retail businesses will not be able to continue to operate unless they can implement strict social distancing measures and designate an employee or officer charged with ensuring compliance. Retail businesses able to adapt to take-out style shopping experiences can also remain open. If businesses can have employees work from home, then they must do so. Many of the businesses outlined in the order have voluntarily closed their doors already, to do their part to protect Oregon’s communities. In addition, non-retail businesses like manufacturers and the construction industry must ensure that their employees are maintaining social distancing measures.
Please read the full details on all businesses listed in the executive order here.
In addition to businesses, Executive Order 20-12 also orders state executive branch offices and buildings to close to the public and provide public services by phone to the extent possible. When public services require in-person interactions, the order requires social distancing measures to be implemented and enforced. State agencies must also facilitate telework and work-at-home for state employees whenever possible. While the order does not apply to local, federal, or tribal governments, those governments are strongly encouraged to follow these directives.
The order also directs state agencies to close parks and other outdoor spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained––expanding on actions already taken by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.
All coronavirus executive orders will be posted on the Oregon Coronavirus Information and Resources Page after they have been issued and signed.
A press release from the Oregon Health Authority today, shared a list of underlying conditions putting people at higher risk of contracting the Coronavirus illness, irregardless of age.
To read a full article released by the Oregonian, you can visit their website.
It was announced today that all State Parks in Oregon will close beginning Monday, March 23rd. Day use ares will close by 5:00 p.m. on Monday. Campers must check out of campgrounds by 1:00 p.m. Monday.
To read more on the closures, you can visit the Oregonian's story on the topic.
The Statesman Journal has published a story regarding an uptick in scams in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic in the state of Oregon. To read the story, click here.
METCOM 9-1-1 is currently screening ALL calls for service for potential COVID-19 (Coronavirus) symptoms.
If you call 911 or non-emergency numbers for police, fire, or medical needs PLEASE tell us if you or someone in your household have a fever, cough, and shortness of breath or have been exposed to someone who has the Coronavirus.
This vital information will help keep our emergency responders safe from potential exposure.
The City received information from SEDCOR this afternoon regarding a program for small businesses and nonprofit organizations in Marion, Polk & Yamhill Counties (and statewide). Small businesses are eligible to apply to the US Small Business Administration Emergency Impact Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. This program is available to provide working capital assistance to small businesses and nonprofits who are suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Questions can be directed to EIDLoan@sedcor.com, which is an account set up to field questions and requests for technical assistance.
They are also encouraging businesses to contact their local banking institution, as it may be offering new programs and resources to help business customers facing substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus. Also, please note that some businesses may have previously submitted a worksheet outlining potential economic impact due to the Coronavirus emergency to help get Oregon added to the list of states eligible for SBA emergency funds. That was NOT an application, and those businesses will need to complete the application linked in the attachment below.
CORE EID Loan
The Oregon Community Foundation has launched a new grant program for non-profits impacted by COVID-19. Established in collaboration with partners throughout the state, the Oregon Community Recovery Fund will rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations at the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak.
To learn more about this program, visit: https://oregoncf.org/grants-and-scholarships/grants/oregon-community-recovery-fund/
Thank you to Melissa Baurer, the Service Integration/Community Liaison Coordinator at Santiam Hospital for sharing the following information:
The St. Anthony Council Knights of Columbus is offering to help those in our community that for whatever reason are unable to access necessary supplies during this challenging, unprecedented time. They may be self-quarantined, quarantined by a doctor, or otherwise unable to shop for supplies. Or, they may be unable to find critical supplies they need for their family, such as baby formula, paper products, etc. They know some of you are already getting help from friends, family, and neighbors – that is a blessing! However, they also know that some of you don’t have that support or have struggled to find it – the Knights are here to support you.
They are offering to help where they can:
If you, or someone you know, needs such assistance, please contact them.
If you, or someone you know, has extra supplies that you can spare (I think we all know the critical items that are now hard to find), please contact them.
How to contact them:
On Monday, March 16, 2020, the Marion County Board of Commissioners held a special meeting to declare a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Marion County is working closely with the Oregon Health Authority to ensure that we have the most up-to-date information on this situation. The Marion County website has information and resources that may be of interest to you.
Governor Kate Brown today announced an extension of Oregon’s statewide school closure to a total of six weeks, until April 28, and also issued further guidance for Oregon’s public schools. This follows on an initial two-week closure of Oregon's schools to end on March 31.
The orders, outlined in Executive Order 20-08, are as follows:
“I do not take the decision to extend school closures lightly,” said Governor Brown. “This will have real impacts on Oregon’s students, parents, and educators. But we must act now to flatten the curve and slow the rate of COVID-19 transmission in Oregon, otherwise we face a higher strain on our medical system and greater loss of life to this disease.”
Governor Kate Brown today also signed the following executive orders that she announced yesterday:
All three executive orders take effect immediately.
A complete list of Governor's executive orders to date can be found here, and Governor Brown's news releases are posted here.
Governor Kate Brown today announced new measures to flatten the curve of coronavirus transmission in Oregon, including new orders and guidance on social distancing, an agreement for the Portland metro hospital system to coordinate resources and increase capacity, activation of the state's Unified Command emergency response organizational structure, and a new order to prevent price gouging.
"My goal is to protect the health and safety of Oregon families. Every step we are taking is being made with community input and careful consideration of its impacts," said Governor Brown. "Each action has ripple effects across our state, both on a personal and an economic level. But we can overcome these hurdles in an Oregon Way. By working together, we are stronger, even if it’s in ways we never thought possible."
The new orders on social distancing measures, effective March 17 for at least four weeks, include:
"I know that while these actions will impact Oregon businesses and employees, they will help decrease the rate of infection while bringing state and federal resources up to the same speed as the spread of the virus," said Governor Brown.
The Governor's Coronavirus Economic Advisory Council will convene tomorrow to examine ways to mitigate the impacts of new social distancing measures and anything else that adversely affects Oregon's economy. The council will examine a variety of tools available, including requests to the State Legislature and the federal government.
Governor Brown also announced the formation of two command groups, one to manage our health care system’s resources and the other to manage our state resources. The metro regional COVID-19 hospital response plan will help the health care community to prepare for the expected surge of COVID-19 cases in the coming weeks — a model for a crisis care plan that can be implemented statewide. Working together, hospitals will treat COVID-19 testing resources and personal protective equipment, including gowns, masks, and gloves, as community resources, and work together to increase bed capacity.
The state’s Unified Command emergency response organizational structure, an incident management structure similar to what Oregon would activate during a major Cascadia earthquake, has also been activated. This will fully integrate the Oregon Health Authority’s public health response efforts with the Office of Emergency Management’s efforts to minimize any disruption to critical services in Oregon.
At the request of the Attorney General, Governor Brown declared an abnormal market disruption regarding essential items like hand sanitizer and toilet paper, to prevent price gouging during this public health crisis.
A copy of Governor Brown's remarks are available here.
In cooperation with the Stayton-Sublimity Chamber of Commerce, we want to share resources for businesses impacted by COVID-19.
The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America - 15 Days to Slow the Spread
CDC Guidance on Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events as of 3/15/2020:
"Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities. Examples of large events and mass gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies. These events can be planned not only by organizations and communities but also by individuals.
Therefore, CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.
Events of any size should only be continued if they can be carried out with adherence to guidelines for protecting vulnerable populations, hand hygiene, and social distancing. When feasible, organizers could modify events to be virtual.
This recommendation does not apply to the day to day operation of organizations such as schools, institutes of higher learning, or businesses. This recommendation is made in an attempt to reduce introduction of the virus into new communities and to slow the spread of infection in communities already affected by the virus. This recommendation is not intended to supersede the advice of local public health officials."
On Friday, March 13th, Mayor Henry Porter declared a State of Emergency, per Stayton Municipal Code 2.44.1070, as a result of COVID-19 Pandemic.
The purpose behind the declaration is as follows:
To prevent and limit the spread of COVID-19, and to ensure the health and wellness of our staff, volunteers, and patrons, the Stayton Public Library was closed to the public yesterday until further notice.
All events are canceled, including meetings using the meeting room until the Library reopens.
Worried about your holds? All holds currently on the hold shelf will remain for a period of days after we reopen and you will be able to pick them up then.
Worried about your due dates? All due dates will be moved out until after the closure. You may keep your items until May 1st.
Don't forget our electronic resources are available 24/7. While the Library building will be closed, you can still access eResources.
If you have questions, please contact the Stayton Public Library at (503) 769-3313.
The health and safety of our citizens is the number one priority of local government. We are at a critical point in terms of protecting the most at-risk portions of our community, the elderly and those with preexisting health conditions.
Effective immediately, and until further notice, the City of Stayton will be closing the public lobbies of City Hall, Public Works, and Planning. The Police Department lobby will remain open with access to a public restroom and emergency phone.
Additionally, until further notice, the Stayton Public Library, Stayton Family Memorial Pool, and Stayton Municipal Court will be closed. All activities at the Library and Pool are canceled. If you have business with the Stayton Municipal Court, please contact the Court at the number provided below.
The Monday, March 16th City Council meeting has been postponed.
It is important to know that the critical functions of the City of Stayton will continue. The Police Department will continue serving and protecting the community. Our water and wastewater plants will continue to be fully operational. Our Public Works crews will be available to address critical infrastructure needs.
City staff in all departments will be available via phone to accept payments and answer questions. Additionally, there is a payment drop box available on the wall outside the Stayton Police Department. If you have a building permit to pick up from the City, please contact the Public Works Department to schedule an appointment.
We are taking active steps to limit direct interaction where COVID-19 could be shared or spread. These actions are for the safety and well-being of our community.
For updates, please follow our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CityofStayton or by continuing to visit the Latest City News portion of our website.
All staff contact information, with an option to send an email, is available on our Staff Directory page.
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