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Coronavirus Employer Resources

As an employer you need the best resources to help your business, and your workers, make it through the coronavirus pandemic healthy and safe. Click here to find a list of tools to help your business.
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Paycheck Protection Program

Our bank and credit union partners advise us that there is still significant PPP assistance available for small businesses. If you are interested in receiving a PPP loan, but not yet applied, check in with your bank or credit union immediately to find out what you need to do.
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COVID-19 OBI Webinars

If you missed a webinar, or would like to review the information, you can find it on OBIís webpage which houses all past webinars related to the coronavirus pandemic. Thank you to our panelists for sharing their expertise.
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Keys to Reopening

In collaboration with Regence BlueCross BlueShield, OBI co-hosted a webinar focusing on whatís ahead for reopening Oregon. The panel included Dr. Danny Jacobs, president of OHSU; Dr. David Bangsberg, who leads the OHSU/Portland State University Department of Public Health; Mark Ganz, CEO of Cambia Health Solutions; Mike Leavitt, former governor of Utah and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services; Dr. Amy Khan, Regence executive medical director; and Sandra McDonough, OBI president and CEO.
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Return to Work Safely

SAIF and OBI jointly hosted a webinar on Thursday, June 11 with Barran Liebman attorney Chris Morgan. Chris provided an in-depth overview of everything employers need to know to reopen their workplaces safely as their counties enter Phase 1 or 2 of Governor Brownís reopening plan. If you need information on creating safe workplans, sanitation practices, doís and doníts of rehiring, Oregon phase guidance or sector specific requirements, check out the recording of the webinar above.
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Future of Oregonís Restaurant & Lodging Industry

On June 17, OBI hosted a discussion with the leaders of Oregonís hospitality industry: Jason Brandt, president and CEO of the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association; Jeff Miller, president and CEO of Travel Portland; and Rep. Cheri Helt, a restaurant owner and legislator from Bend. Now that restrictions are lifting across the state, learn about how these Oregon businesses responded to the COVID-19 crisis and how they are adapting to this new reality.
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