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Oregon Heritage staff has been fielding resources fast and furiously the past couple of weeks. We have created this page to help consolidate these resources in one place. We will be adding to the resources as the response to COVID-19 unfolds.
If you have a resource that would be good to add to this list, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be aware that like many agencies and organizations, Oregon Heritage's services will be adapting to the current events. Visit here to see what has changed with Oregon Heritage's services and programs.
Oregon Health Authority
Oregon Governor’s resource page
Association of Oregon
Cultural Advocacy Coalition
Oregon Cultural Trust
League of Oregon Cities
USDA Rural Services
Alliance of Museums
National Trust forHistoric Preservation
National Alliance of Preservation Commissions
Small Business Guide to the CARES Act. Nonprofits are included in these programs.
Recorded Webinar: Understanding the CARES Act and more (recorded 4/1/20). From the American Public Gardens Association.
Paycheck Protection Program (also known as Small Business Administration 7(a) Loans)
Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and Loan Advances (SBA 7(b) loans):
Nonprofit Association of Oregon Guidance:
Grant related resources for museums included in the package:
Independenct Sector's CARES Act: How to Apply for Nonprofit Relief Funds
Recorded Webinar: AASLH Conversations: Leadership, Boards, and Response to COVID-19
(recorded on 3/30/20. You must register to access the recording but there is a FREEWBR20 code you can use so you don't have to pay a fee.
Many people are contacting the Oregon Employment Department and asking if WorkSource Centers are open to walk-in customers during this time of closures and social distancing. While the situation could change day-to-day, the centers remain open as of Thursday, March 19. Staff and customers are asked to take some simple health precautions, which includes limiting the number of customers at any given time and adhering to social distancing protocols. The Oregon Employment Department has timely information on unemployment insurance related to COVID-19. The Oregon Employment Department also has adopted temporary rules for unemployment insurance benefits flexibility and issued a news release related to COVID-19 and layoffs, closures and unemployment insurance. Email the department with COVID-19 related employment questions at OED_COVID19_Info@oregon.gov.
Paycheck Protection Program – U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA): The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. This program is for any small business with less than 500 employees (including sole proprietorships, independent contractors and self-employed persons), private non-profit organization or 501(c)(19) veterans organizations affected by coronavirus/COVID-19. Businesses in certain industries may have more than 500 employees if they meet the SBA's size standards for those industries. Small businesses in the hospitality and food industry with more than one location could also be eligible at the store and location level if the store employs less than 500 workers. This means each store location could be eligible. Deadline: June 30, 2020.
Online Meeting Platforms (from State Library of Oregon)
AASLH Conversations: Planning for an Uncertain Financial Future (you need to register to get the recording but there is a free code, FREEWBR20):
AASLH Conversations: Structural Weaknesses Exposed by COVID-19 webinar (recorded on 4/7/20). You need to register in order to access the recording but you can use a free code, FREEWBR20.
AASLH Conversations: Historic Sites and COVID-19
webinar (recorded on 4/6/20). You need to register in order to access the recording but you can use a free code, FREEWBR20.
Using digital platforms to remain connected to audiences during quarantines
How To: Super Quick DIY Podcasting for Museums & Other Nonprofits Closed by COVID-19
ICOM: How to reach and engage your public remotely
for the Art Economic Impact of
Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Arts and Cultural Sector Survey
Heritage Emergency National Task Force COVID-19 Resource Hub
Video & Transcript: Covid-19 Basics: Disinfecting Cultural Resources
IMLS recorded webinar: Mitigating COVID-19 When Managing Paper-Based, Circulating, and Other Types of Collections
Recording of Connecting to Collections Facebook Live event on Collections Care in the Age of COVID-19 (recorded on 4/2/20)
American Institute for Conservation and Foundation for Advancement in Conservation's Collections Care Amid COVID-19 Resource page
AASLH Blog post: Field Services Alliance Tips: Collections Care During COVID-19
Canadian Conservation Institutute's “Caring for Heritage Collections during the COVID-19 Pandemic"
University of Oregon Libraries
UO Special Collections & University Archives - remote reference and some digitization, with ramped up services for UO students and faculty
Portland State University Library
Oregon Health & Science University Library
EOU Library – closed during spring break due to COVID-19; no other info about services
Willamette University Hatfield Library
Lewis & Clark College Watzek Library
University of Portland Clark Library
Reed College Library
Warner Pacific University
Linfield College Libraries
Pacific University Libraries
George Fox University Libraries
Mount Angel Abbey & Seminary Library
Northwest Christian University Library
Portland Community College Library
Clackamas Community College Library
Chemeketa Community College Library
Linn Benton Community College Library
Lane Community College Library
Central Oregon Community College Library
Oregon Coast Community College Library
Tillamook Bay Community College Library
Clatsop Community College Library
Umpqua Community College Library
Rogue Community College Library
Southwestern Oregon Community College Library
Klamath Community College Library
Mt. Hood Community College Library
Columbia Gorge Community College Library
Blue Mountain Community College Library
Treasure Valley Community College Library
National Alliance on Mental Illness COVID-10 Resource and Information Guide
Mental Health and COVID-19 (AFSP)
All the ways to get free therapy during the coronavirus pandemic (Fast Company)
The National Trust for Historic Preservation put together some “On a Lighter Note" resources:
Western Museums Asosication Blog post "A New Month – Time for Some Introspection and Self-Care Magic"
Oregon Heritage COVID-19 Commiseration Call Recorded on April 8
Oregon Heritage COVID-19 Commiseration Call Part 2 - April 23
Request from Main Street America: Help Us Help Small Businesses. We are seeking information from small business owners about the challenges they're facing as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Specifically, we need to better understand the ability of businesses to withstand what may be a several months of suppressed revenue and what kinds of support programs will have the most impact. Please encourage your small businesses to respond to this survey. This data will make us stronger advocates to Congress, to state legislators, and to our local elected officials in explaining the kind of resources needed by Main Street businesses to weather the storm. We're asking for responses by 5:00pm PT this Friday, April 3rd. It should take each small business owner about five minutes to go through the questions.
Information for Business Owners
Organization/Nonprofit Finance Information
Oregon Heritage Tool: Starting the Reopening
Industry Guidelines/Tools to Use
Oregon Health Authority Museum Guidelines
American Alliance of Museum (AAM)
American Association for State & Local History (AASLH)
Western Museums Association (WMA)
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT)
Heritage Emergency National Task Force (HENTF)
Main Street Recovery Action Plan - A tool created in partnership with Oregon Main Street, Washington Main Street, and Main Street Iowa
This calendar has links to webinars and online
trainings that are happening to help organizations respond to COVID-19.
They are a collection of announcements we have seen from partners and
other organizations listed in the resource list. If you have some to
share with us, send the info to email@example.com.
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