Fairview Business Resources Newsletter
April 26, 2021
What’s new in Issue No. 6?
- The Fairview-Wood Village area has a new vaccine clinic for our community;
- This week, Multnomah County and 11 other counties could shift to Extreme Risk, affecting business capacity and making indoor dining prohibited;
- The Federal Government is starting to offer grants again, such as:
- The Shuttered Venue Operators Grants opening for applications this Monday, April 26, and
- The Restaurant Revitalization Fund opening for applications in two weeks.
COVID Risk Level Status on the Rise
For now, Multnomah County remains in High Risk, limiting capacity at local businesses. (Para español, haga clic en el icono pequeño en la esquina superior derecha.) However, these limitations could increase. Counties like Multnomah that are in High Risk will move into Extreme Risk once hospitals see 300 or more patients with COVID occupying hospital beds and a 15% increase in the seven-day hospitalization rate over the past week. Extreme Risk limitations are more severe, requiring no indoor dining, limited outdoor seating, and takeout for restaurants. Shopping centers would move to a maximum capacity of 50%, and other restrictions would apply. Data indicate 12 counties including Multnomah will move into Extreme Risk this Friday, April 30. The case count continues to spike as Oregon moves through its fourth surge. As of Sunday, April 25, Oregon’s death toll was 2,485 and the statewide case total was 180,700.
Local Vaccine Clinic Opens (Inauguran Clínica Local de Vacunas)
COVID-19 vaccines may be free for everyone, but it can be hard to get an appointment. Now, it’s a little easier in East County, thanks to local leaders. The City of Fairview, City of Wood Village, the Natural Leaders (Líderes Naturales), and local experts have united to establish a Providence-supported Latinx vaccine clinic in Wood Village. Another clinic may be coming soon to Fairview.
To learn how to register, contact Fairview Recreation Program Manager/Wood Village City Councilor Jairo Rios-Campos at email@example.com. (Hay una nueva clínica de vacunas por la communidad Latinx. Vacunas estan gratuitas para todos. Llame Rios-Campos preguntar por la nueva clínica. Él es bilingüe.)
- Check your eligibility with Get Vaccinated Oregon (Vacunarse Oregon) (Español disponsible).
- To make an appointment by phone, call 211. (Para hacer una cita en una clínica de vacunas, llame 211.)
- If you live in Multnomah County and can’t leave the house to get the vaccine, call: 503-988-8939. (Si vive en el condado Multnomah y no puede salir de la casa para vacunarse, llame: 503-988-8939.)
- Ride Connection will provide free rides to vaccine clinics for people who are 60+ and people with disabilities who have appointments: 503-226-0700, TTY: 711. (Ride Connection ofrece viajes gratuitos a una clínica de vacunas para personas mayores de 60 años y personas con discapacidades. Elegir el idioma en la parte superior.)
More Federal Aid Is Available
- NEW: The Federal Government opened the application portal for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program for entertainment venues (museums, theaters, promoters) this Monday, April 26. What’s more, venue owners may now apply for both a PPP loan and an SVOG grant (Español).
- NEW: The Federal Government’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund for industry-focused grants is opening in two weeks (Español).
The public is receiving not only stimulus checks but also other forms of aid:
- The U.S. Government is paying the funeral costs of those who died of COVID (Español).
- Individual income tax returns are not due this year until May 17, 2021 (Español).
City of Fairview Is Hiring and Offering Assistance
We have not yet filled four open positions with the City of Fairview: Office Assistant III, Seasonal/Temporary Public Works Maintenance Worker, Maintenance Worker II, and Engineering Manager. We post jobs on our LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as the City Jobs page (Para obtener más información sobre estos trabajos en español, haga clic en el icono de la esquina inferior derecha.)
The City of Fairview supports our community.
Residents and Businesses:
- City of Fairview Payment Agreement: Payment agreements are offered in certain circumstances to extend payment deadlines on City utility bills. Business owners may qualify. Call 503-665-7929.
- The City offers a list of organizations offering utilities assistance (asistencia de servicios públicos) in English and Spanish, or call 503-665-7929 to request a paper version.
- The City of Fairview offered business and utility grants in 2020, and we have issued grant proposals to the State seeking to restart both programs in 2021. We are waiting to hear back. We are also waiting for spending guidelines from the U.S. Treasury Department. (Esperamos que el programa Fairview Fuerte vuelva pronto.)
For more information, contact City of Fairview COVID Relief Specialist Jillian Daley at 971-334-5344 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (Hablo un poco de español.)
(Note: Top illustration: A Federal grant program for entertainment venues opens on April 26. Photo courtesy of Piqsels)