THE BUSINESS REVIEW
The Official Digital Monthly Publication of

The Chamber of Medford & Jackson County

"HELPING BUSINESS SUCCEED"
— May 2020 Issue —
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REOPENING OREGON: PHASE ONE

IN THIS ISSUE
Reopening Oregon: Details On Restarting Public Life And Business
OFFICE OF GOVERNOR KATE BROWN | MAY 11, 2020
Purpose/Learning Goal: You understand the State’s guidance for your sector, Risk management, Note on enforcement...
OREGON UPDATE
BLM Proposes Modernizing Forest Management Rules
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT | MAY 28, 2020
First revision in 35+ years aims to increase efficiency, effectiveness of active forest management
Guidance For Cleaning And Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, And Homes
CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION | APRIL 28, 2020
This guidance is intended for all Americans, whether you own a business, run a school, or want to ensure the cleanliness and safety of your home. Reopening America requires all of us to move forward together by practicing social distancing and other daily habits to reduce our risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19.
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Merkley Pushes Oregon Employment Department To Answer For Massive Backlog Of Unemployment Benefits
MAY 29, 2020
After Merkley helped secure billions of dollars in federal aid for the unprecedented number of lost jobs during coronavirus lockdowns, the state has yet to deliver benefits to as many as 200,000 Oregonians
Wyden, Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Prevent Garnishment Of Relief Payments
SENATOR RON WYDEN PRESS RELEASE | MAY 27, 2020
Washington, DC – U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden said today he has introduced a bipartisan bill that would protect recovery payments provided in the recent CARES Act pandemic response legislation from garnishment by private debt collectors.
Walden, DeFazio, Blumenauer, Bonamici Press US Forest Service Chief On Preparedness For 2020 Wildfire Season
REPRESENTATIVE GREG WALDEN PRESS RELEASE | MAY 28, 2020
Yesterday, Reps. Greg Walden (OR-02), Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) and Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) requested U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Chief Vicki Christiansen provide details on the agency’s efforts to prepare for the 2020 wildfire season amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
Getting Back To Work: Preparing Buildings For Re-Entry Amid COVID-19
APRIL 24, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic spread quickly across the United States in February and March, forcing cities to impose stay-at home and shelter-in-place orders. Building operations had to adjust as non-essential personnel worked from home.
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Coronavirus Employee Care And Support Resources
Life’s ups and downs can be rocky at times, and especially so during these times of changes and challenges. Below are a variety of resources that can help you through them.
Cleaning And Disinfection After Persons Suspected/Confirmed To Have COVID-19 Have Been In The Facility Cleaning And Disinfection After Persons Suspected/Confirmed To Have COVID-19 Have Been In The Facility
CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
Cleaning staff should clean and disinfect all areas such as offices, bathrooms, common areas, shared electronic equipment like tablets, touch screens, keyboards, remote controls, and ATM machines used by the ill persons, focusing especially on frequently touched surfaces.
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Community Emergency Resource Guide Moves Release Date To Accommodate Larger, More Robust Online And Print Publication
(Medford, OR) — Collaborative Publishing Solutions (CPS) is working on two community service products which will be supported and promoted through a custom multi-media campaign, one of which is the five-county Community Emergency Resource Guide.
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Jackson County 28 To Move To Phase 1 Reopening May 15th, 2020
Of the 33 Oregon counties that applied to enter the first phase of Gov. Brown’s reopening plan, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has approved 28. Oregon has 36 counties.
Medford Voters Back Sports And Events Complex
Medford voters appeared to have given the green light to two hotel tax measures Tuesday night that would help pay for a $60 million pool and event complex at Howard Memorial Park.
Jackson Co. Sheriff Reacts To Failure Of Jail Measure
MEDFORD, Ore. – Jackson County’s plan to create a new jail district and build a new $66 million 800-bed jail was soundly rejected by voters. More than 70%  of voters said “no” to Jackson County Measure 190.
NEWSROOM STAFF | FOX 26 |MAY 20, 2020 
SPECIAL UPDATE: A LETTER FROM OUR PRESIDENT & CEO
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