Community Resource Guide
Last Updated: 1/5/2021 10:45 a.m.
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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:
The World Health Organization for an overview of the pandemic, how to prevent infection, and more symptoms related to the disease.
Clark County Public Health for frequent updates, alerts and recommendations for Clark County residents. For COVID-19 testing, please visit clark.wa.gov/public-health/covid-19-testing
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the latest updates and tracked cases in the United States.
Mental Health Services
Washington State Updates
Gov. Jay Inslee Announcement: Gov. Inslee has announced an extension of the State’s current restrictions which will be place until Jan. 10, 2021. This includes shutting down indoor dining and gyms and limiting social gatherings.
Gov. Inslee pledged $50 million in additional state aid for businesses, and to help provide unemployment benefits for workers if Congress fails to make a decision by the end of the year.
To find more updates and resources, go to Washington State’s Coronavirus Response Page.
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.
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.
MESO assists small businesses that are experiencing challenges. Check out their website for COVID-19 resources page for businesses, especially for nationwide resources.
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber is an organization that helps advance Latinos business owners and industry leaders. Check out their COVID-19 resources page which features various lists of grants, loans, unemployment, and more information.
Mercy Corps is an international organization in which their mission is to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression. If you would like to join their mission, you can donate to their COVID‑19 Resilience Fund.
There are a variety of resources and programs available for those who are currently unemployed or may face unemployment due to COVID-19.
Workforce Southwest Washington connects people with job opportunities and companies with workers. Visit this site for additional resources for both businesses and individuals.
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.
SharedWork allows struggling businesses to adjust their employee’s schedules 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.
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest loans up to $2 million through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). If your business has suffered substantial economic injury due to the COVID-19 crisis, submit the Economic Injury Worksheet. 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.
Bills & Utilities
Clark County Public Utilities District can be reached by phone at (360)-992-3000 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The PUD states there will be no water or power disconnections if you are experiencing financial hardships due to COVID-19.
December 23, 2020: Governor Jay Inslee issued a statewide moratorium on evictions of residential tenants until March 31, 2021.
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.
Council for the Homeless is offering Emergency Rental Assistance to families in Clark County. Follow updates here.
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.