COVID-19 Resource Guide

We will continue to update this page as new information and resources become available. If you don’t find what you are looking for, please call us at (360) 947-7669. 

Estamos viviendo en un momento de incertidumbre en nuestra comunidad debido al Coronavirus (COVID-19). Le ofrecemos la información y el apoyo que necesita. Si no encuentra lo que busca, por favor llamenos al (360) 947-7669.   

General Health & Safety Information

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Common symptoms include a fever, dry cough and shortness of breath. For more information, visit:

Columbia River Mental Health Services is offering mental health services including therapy over the phone. Call (360) 993-3000 to make an appointment. 

Visit National Alliance on Mental Illness SW Washington (NAMI) for a list of crisis hotlines in Clark County and nearby counties. 

Información General y Recursos

Bills & Utilities

Clark County Public Utilities District can be reached by phone at (360)-992-3000 or email at mailbox@clarkpud.com. The PUD states there will be no water or power disconnections if you are experiencing financial hardships due to COVID-19. 

Employment Support

There are a variety of resources and programs available for those who are currently unemployed or may face unemployment due to COVID-19.

WorkSource can help individuals find jobs. They are available to assist you online. 

The Washington State Employment Security Department can provide immediate assistance to individuals who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. The DOR offers specific scenarios and benefits for those whose jobs are affected. (Trabajadores y negocios afectados por Coronavirus)

“If you are laid off work as a result of the governor’s stay home order issued on March 23, you are eligible for unemployment benefits.

  • When you apply for benefits, you should select “laid off” as your reason for separating from your employer. Choose “Company temporarily closed” from the secondary options.

  • This does not apply to employees who are considered essential critical infrastructure workers, as outlined by the governor. As new information emerges, this is subject to change.”

  • Unemployment benefits

  • Layoff assistance

  • SharedWork allows struggling businesses adjust their employee schedule without having to let them go. Employees work half the amount they usually do and collect partial unemployment benefits every week for the hours they lose. Both part-time and full-time employees qualify.

Paid Family & Medical Leave Q&A on who qualifies for the program in the case of COVID-19. En español

Financial Assistance

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest loans up to $2 million through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). For more information, If your business has suffered substantial economic injury due to the COVID-19 crisis, you should submit the Economic Injury Worksheet as soon as possible. You can apply online for this loan here

WA State Department of Revenue is offering relief for affected businesses that owe Washington State taxes. If your businesses is being impacted, you may qualify for the following assistance:

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses and nonprofits keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to eligible organizations. Follow this guide created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for more information about eligibility.

Umpqua Bank – Small Business Loan Relief 

Craft3 offers Washington State businesses that are not already clients a variety of loans between $25,000 to $3 million. Learn more.

Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs serves SW Washington businesses and have loan options

Housing Resources

June 8, 2020: Governor Jay Inslee issued a statewide moratorium on evictions of residential tenants until August 1, 2020. 

Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program offers a FREE virtual legal clinic every Thursday from 5-7 p.m. Sign up here. 

Eviction moratorium FAQ sheet developed by Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program. (En español)

 

 

Resources for Businesses

Score offers remote mentoring to allow you to get one-on-one advice for disaster planning. Score is committed to assisting businesses through live webinars and online workshops

The Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC) is the leading economic development organization serving Clark County. Visit this site for upcoming informational calls, resources and assistance related to COVID-19 economic impacts. Para más información en español, visite aquí

  • If your business is being impacted by COVID-19, fill out this short survey to help the CREDC and our policy makers know to what extent your business and the broader Clark County community is being impacted by the outbreak. 

Workforce Southwest Washington connects people with job opportunities and companies with workers. Visit this site for additional resources for both businesses and individuals.  

Schools & Education

Vancouver Public Schools will be closed until Friday, April 24 as directed by Governor Jay Inslee. Meals are provided for all students Monday through Friday at the following locations:

  • Anderson Elementary, 2215 NE 104th St.

  • Fruit Valley Elementary, 3410 NW Fruit Valley Rd.

  • Ogden Elementary School, 3200 NE 86th Ave.

  • Roosevelt Elementary, 2921 Falk Rd.

  • Washington Elementary School, 2908 S St.

  • Discovery Middle School, 800 E. 40th St. 

  • Jason Lee Middle School, 8500 NW 9th Ave.

  • McLoughlin Middle School, 5802 MacArthur Blvd.

Vancouver Community Resources is updating their site daily with resources such as where to locate fresh foods, childcare, housing or emergency shelter, mental health services, and more. 

Taxes

The IRS extended the federal tax filing date and payment deadline to July 15, 2020.

Additional Information

City of Vancouver

City of Vancouver, Mayor Anne McEnery-Ogle’s Facebook Page 

C-TRAN will be adjusting its services starting Monday, March 30. See which routes will be affected here

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