OSHA announced a new Emergency Temporary Standard on Vaccination and Testing. This link provides guidance on the announcement for employers.
Eligible businesses that allow employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine can receive a tax credit. Partner with a vaccine provider to host an on-site vaccination clinic.
If you need help finding a COVID-19 vaccine, here are local resources:
Jackson County: https://jacksoncountyor.org/hhs/COVID-19/Vaccine-Appointments
Josephine County: http://www.co.josephine.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=2288
Governor Kate Brown signed into law House Bill 3389, which provides UI tax relief and deferral for 2021 unemployment insurance (UI) payroll taxes to qualifying businesses. The tax relief program was collaboratively developed by the Oregon Employment Department, Gov. Brown, and the Oregon State Legislature as a response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has had a significant impact on many businesses.
Free Clinics (no ID or Insurance required) in White City and Medford.
White City: 11 am to 4 pm, June 12 and July 3 (Casa Latina, 7540 OR 62, White City) … Rogue Food Unites will provide $25 gift cards for groceries
Medford: 9 am to 3 pm every Sunday (La Placita, 2080 W. Main, Medford)
Visit the RWP COVID-19 Vaccine web site that now includes links for both Josephine and Jackson counties. Jackson county has a drive-in or walk-in site at the EXPO center, along with a mobile vaccination unit for employers. This information, along with flyers, can be found here.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “FFCRA”), provides small and midsize employers refundable tax credits that reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing paid sick and family leave wages to their employees for leave related to COVID-19.PLC One-Pager FlyerPLC One-Pager Flyer
An employer toolkit for employers who plan to offer COVID-19 vaccinations for employees. A PDF provided by the Oregon Health Authority.
Communication guidance for businesses related to COVID-19 vaccinations including a simple plan and sample text messages. Hosted by the Health Action Alliance.
The Southern Oregon SBDC will offer it’s next “Restaurant Success Toolkit” webinar related to finance on April 12, 3 to 4:30 pm. Note that you are encouraged to attend, even if you missed the prior workshops. The link will allow you register or see prior workshops.
OSHA has created a new web page posting resources to assist with compliance with their new temporary COVID-19 rule.
PDF shares provisions that took effect Nov 16, 2020. The rule will remain in effect until May 4, 2021, unless revised or repealed before that date. The link provides general and specific workplace guidance (specific businesses are covered in the appendices, which make up more than half of the PDF).
The U.S. Department of Labor provides compliance assistance to employers and employees on their responsibilities and rights under the FFCRA.
IRS tax help for taxpayers, businesses, tax-exempt organizations and others – including health plans – affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).
Oregon Employment Dept. webpage offers a comprehensive list of COVID-19 related business layoffs, closures, and unemployment insurance benefits; employer and job seeker programs and services.