UCP COVID19 RESPONSE Updated April 13, 2020
Updated April 13, 2020
The UCP board is meeting online to discuss how we can best respond to the #covid19 health care and economic crisis. In the meantime if you are looking to volunteer please join the Halfway Helpful group on Facebook or The Village Fund Committee
Halfway Helpful is a group started by Nora Aspy, Terrie Whipple Simmons, Jennifer Davis, Bob Schudel and others to offer help with any assistance Panhandle residents may need such as grocery or meds pick up, meals, documentation or other personal assistance during the pandemic. Please visit the Halfway Helpful Facebook group or call Nora for more information. Halfway Helpful is a group of local people organizing to deliver support to the vulnerable in Pine Valley. The group is separate from UCP please contact them directly with questions.
The Village Fund is a project of United Community partners initiated by Sara Artley, Kat Davis and others to help with financial emergencies for individuals and families during the crisis. The project is in development but you can DONATE or join up on The Village Fund Project Page
If you are not on Facebook be patient we are organizing to find ways to work off Facebook as well. But, Facebook is where the action is right now. It is a good time to use it.
Governor Brown is doing regular updates which you can watch on The Oregonian’s website.
Old Pine Market is offering curbside pick up – and delivery on larger orders. Please follow them on Facebook for updates or contact them directly. Thanks Bryans and the whole Old Pine Team! If you have questions or suggestions as we move forward, please feel free to reach out to Old Pine Market here 541-742-4366
To follow Congress’ response and relief bills coming up go to Countable
To easily evaluate what benefits you may be eligible for try benefits.gov (though this will need to be updated after the current relief bill passes.)
Oregon ALSO has it’s own unemployment coverage coming online soon – which will include benefits for sole proprietors, gig and freelance workers.
Small Business Support – Keeping your team!
If you are an organization trying to figure out how to work online take a look at our video resources page. Though we can’t offer in person training these are great video resources and trainings to help your group stay active during the pandemic response.
Protecting your Security and Civil Liberties – Electronic Frontiers Foundation
Working with your team using Google Docs and Drive (video tutorials).
Keeping the group collaborating effectively will be helped by using Google’s remote collaboration tools
Oregon Covid News Oregon Special Session to Address Covid19 https://www.opb.org/news/article/special-session-oregon-legislature-coronavirus/ Oregon Governor Responses to Covid19 https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/Agency.aspx?agency=GOV
H.R. 6074: Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 — Enacted March 4, 2020. Provided $8.3 billion in emergency funding for federal agencies to respond to the coronavirus outbreak related to developing a vaccine, medical supplies, grants for public health agencies, small business loans, and assistance for health systems in other countries. Allowed for temporarily waiving Medicare restrictions and requirements regarding telehealth services.
H.R. 748: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act — Enacted March 27, 2020. A $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill, which will send $1,200 to each American making $75,000 a year or less, add $600/week to unemployment benefits for four months, give $100 billion to hospitals and health providers, make $500 billion of loans or investments to businesses, states and municipalities, and $32 billion in grants to the airline industry, and more.
Corona virus Glossary https://www.kff.org/glossary/covid-19-outbreak-glossary/
Video Resources for working together online
ZOOM Video Meeting Support – Please Use their Tech Support Resources. We cannot provide Zoom Tech support.
We will publish more resource list soon. Bookmark this page!
Comment below if you have suggestions