GO HERE FIRST for a loan comparison chart.

Impact Calculator to utilize when applying for grants HERE 

EO Media Group (Parent company of The Bulletin & The Redmond Spokesman) has a grant with $1,000,000 in matching advertising funds to assist locally-owned businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. Recipients of the community grant marketing program will be awarded a dollar-for-dollar match for marketing through their products and services. Apply HERE.

SBDC's chart to help navigate which loan is right for your business HERE.

Small Business Resource Navigator from OregonBiz can help guide you to your needed resources HERE.

Business Oregon Launches $10 million Grant Program for Local Communities to Support Small Businesses Throughout Oregon, Open until May 18th, elegibility and details HERE

NEW Save Small Business Grant application opening 4/20 HERE, this is a partnership with U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Vistaprint. 

SBA: Small Business Association: Loan & Guidance Resources HERE 

  • Businesses with no employees or less than 100 employees should contact SBA through the website, email business.sos@oregon.gov or by phone 1-800-469-5512 
  • Low Interest Disaster Loan Assistance is available for businesses & non profits 

New Stimulus Package Small Business Compensation Details and Q&A: HERE

CARES Act: Coronavirus Aid Relief Economic Security Act: Guide for help HERE. This includes:

Paycheck Protection Loan Program through the CARES act for small businesses, info HERE

  • PayrollProtection Loan Specifics: If you work in the Gig Economy, are a 1099 worker,a 1 person business, independent contractor , work for hire, self-employed, you are eligible for a payroll protection loan along with any business with less than 500 employees. Go to your bank's website AND call your banker if you have one and ask about the government Payroll Protection Program. This is a completely different program that what you have seen from the sba.

EIDL, Economic Injury Disaster Loan: Unlike the Payroll Protection Loan, this loan needs to be repaid.  How to apply:

Step 1: Visit SBA disaster loan website to begin the loan application process: https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/. Note: Before entering any personal information, be sure you are on the real Small Business Association site at SBA.gov.

Step 2: Verify Eligibility, this is a two part verification:

  • The first part certifies that your business falls within the parameters of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program. Choose the one description that fits your business.
  • In the second part, you must certify that your business is not engaged in certain disqualifying activities. Review and check each of the boxes before continuing.

Then click the “Continue” button to be taken to the online application.

Step 3: Provide you business information, gather these documents and information:

  • The legal and trade names of your business.
  • Your Federal EIN number or Social Security number.
  • Gross revenue and cost of goods sold for the 12 months leading up to January 31, 2020.
  • The date your business was founded.
  • The number of employees.


Central Oregon Emergency Fund:This application will be live Monday, May 4, and will be open until Friday May 8 at 11:59pm.


Oregon4Biz, Business Oregon: help and resources for those looking for assistance HERE 

  •  Financial Assistance, Business Planning, Counseling and Resources HERE 
  • Help others by with their Supply Needs, by providing a connection to suppliers HERE 

OCF, Oregon Community Recovery Fund Funding assistance for Non-Profits HERE 

  • Resources for Grant Seekers HERE 
  • Resources for Higher Education Scholarships HERE 

Facebook Small Business Grant, info on how to apply HERE 

  • Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where we operate. We’ll share more details as they become available. 

 BigCartel is providing financial help to their customers, if you have a BigCartel site go HERE for details.

St. Charles Health System Basic Needs grant and/or Sponsorship grant before June 15th. At that point, we will review all applications for funding consideration. Approval or denial of your application will be emailed to you by the end of June. To apply,  click here.



OSHA Scam: Be on the lookout for anyone claiming to be OSHA compliance officers, this may be a scam. More info HERE

SBDC: Small Business Development Center: Business education & advising help HERE 

  • Classes & Workshops for Business Development HERE 
  • Contact Central Oregon Center for one-on-one help HERE 

EDCO, Economic Development of Central Oregon: Business & Industry help HERE 

  • Business Survival Help Sheet HERE 
  • Entrepreneurial and Scalable Startup Support: Brian Vierra / 541.388.3236 x5 
  • Traded Sector Support in Redmond: Jon Stark / 541.923.5223 

OEN, Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, Entrepreneur resources HERE

  • Mentoring & Coaching for entrepreneurs HERE & HERE 
  • Education for entrepreneurs HERE 

Is my business considered an ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’ business? Find out HERE 

OEDA, Oregon Economic Development Association valuable resources for businesses HERE 

SAIF, Oregon workers compensation insurance questions & info HERE. SAIF is also helping to provide a worker safety fund to help keep employees safe with safety equiptment and cleaning HERE

SAIF will accept submissions until all funds have been expended or until the fund is terminated. We don’t anticipate additional funding. Types of expenses that would be eligible:

  • Safety equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) to reduce exposure and transmission
  • Cleaning services and supplies for disinfection
  • Worksite redesign or modification to respond to transmission risk
  • Employee clinic modification or staffing for virus-related treatment
  • Mental health and wellness initiatives for concerns linked to the crisis
  • Coronavirus and job reassignment safety training and communication

Ineligible expenses include telecommuting and regular staffing expenses, including labor costs for employees reassigned to new positions. For more information on this funding click HERE.


BUSINESS COMPLAINTS: Business non-compliance complaints can be filed HERE 

COVID CLEANING SERVICE for Businesses & more: https://www.servprobend.com/ 

PRINTING SERVICES, Staples of Bend is offering free and discount Printing services for small businesses, email for details: christopher.mazzella@staples.com 

ADVERTISING SERVICES, Bend Bulletin is running some great specials on FULL , 1/2, and 1/4 Page Ads in The Bulletin, contact deboard@bendbulletin.com or call Direct Phone: 541-383-0393


SBA, Small Business Association Employer Help 

  • Businesses with no employees or less than 100 employees should contact SBA through the website, email business.sos@oregon.gov or by phone 1-800-469-5512 

Stay Updated: Keep Up to Date with Worksource Oregon's Local Economist Damon Rundberg's Twitter where he posts updates and resources 

OSCC petition "Please tell Congress that liability protections are needed to shield employers from litigation abuse." HERE


  • Worksource Oregon’s WorkShare Program provides options to employers considering layoffs. Instead of reducing staff WorkShare helps employers reduce the number of hours employees work and partial unemployment benefits help to supplement the workers reduced wages.  
  • Eligibility Requirements for businesses HERE 
  • WorkShare Program Forms & Application HERE 



  • WorkSoucre Rapid Response Team provides customized, collaborative solutions to enable your affected workers to return to work as quickly as possible.  
  • Visit this help page from  East Cascade Works Reach out to Stefanie Siebold with questions at 541-213-0684 or via email stefanie@ecworks.org
  • Companies that have already laid off employees can hire back the laid off employees and have that payroll expense covered under the Paycheck Protection Programapply through participating banks and credit unions. Use the Small Business Administration’s Lender Match HERE 



  • If your employees have recently had to miss work due to the COVID-19 encourage them to immediately apply for unemployment through the Oregon website HERE 
  • They can immediately file their claim online HERE 
  • If they do not have access to a computer or phone, please provide access to a computer so they can apply online today. 

Welcome Back Central Oregon Toolkit: https://bit.ly/WelcomeBackCO

Welcome Back Central Oregon from your local Chamber Directors HERE




  • General Public Reopening Guidelines HERE
  • Face Covering Use in Public Guidelines HERE
  • CDC Social Media Toolkit to share with the public HERE
  • Deschutes County Guidelines to print out and post HERE







  • The Bend Chamber hosted a fantastic webinar to guide you through the Reopening Phase 1: HERE
    • They are hosting many more helpful Webinars to help businesses navigate the 'new normal': HERE
  • OSU Innovation Lab is hosting a helpful webinar to assist you in understanding the Reopening Guidelines on Tuesday May 19th Register for Webinar HERE


  • Economic Development of Central Oregon (EDCO) hosts webinars, PubTalks, and more: HERE



State of Oregon Unemployment Office 

  • Unemployment related questions regarding COVID? Go HERE for answers  
  • Go HERE if you've been affected by closure or not able to work due to COVID-19. 
  • If you applied and didn’t qualify, we urge you to apply again. Restrictions on temporary unemployment claims have been loosened, see if you qualify HERE. 
  • Go HERE to file for Unemployment. 
  • You can also reach out to the Redmond WorkSource at 541-548-8126 
  • Mosaic Medical has a new hotline to help those who are currently unemployed and need help enrolling in health insurance: 541-647-2717

The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program

  • PUA is open and accepting applications. Self-employed, contract, and gig workers can find instructions and the  initial application form to complete their first claim HERE
  • You can also opt in to receive updates from the State of Oregon regarding the CARES act and more at the very top of the page: HERE


Stimulus Package Q&A for Unemployment Compensation HERE  


Financial Hardship Relief & Loan Programs

  • First, we urge you to contact your current banking relationship to see what loans are available to use regarding COVID, most interest rates are at an all time low.  
  • Selco is now offering low interest income distruption loans for their members. 
  • MidOregon Credit Union is offering help for their members HERE 
  • Innovative Changes is assisting workers who have been laid off or had their hours cut and can no longer meet their financial needs. There will be no payments required and no interest charged for 60 days on these loans. This loan is intended to provide financial assistance for those in need go HERE to apply. You will be asked to demonstrate need.


Bartender Emergency Assistance Program

  • Financial relief for bartenders and their family application and eligibility details HERE


REF, Restaurant Employee Relief Funds

  • One time grant of $500.00 available to those who worked in restaurant industry and have financial hardships due to COVID, application and info HERE. 


PBA, Professional Beauty Association's Foundation

  • PBA has a COVID-19 Relief Fund that will provide $500 to licensed beauty professionals who are unable to work due to COVID-19 go HERE to apply


Federal Income Tax Filing & Payment Deadline is Extended 

  • Deadline is now July 15, 2020, Estimated tax payments for 2020 originally due on April 15 will now be due on July 15. 


Oregon Eviction Temporary Moratorium: Executive Order 20-11 

  • Gov. Brown gives a temporary delay of Rental evictions, details on link above. 
  • Housing Factsheet from Sen Merkley regarding Housing help & resources HERE



OHP, Oregon Health Plan: Healthcare Coverage 

  •  You may qualify for OHP now, even if you've been denied in the past. Eligibility is based on monthly income and other requirements, visit OHP.Oregon.gov for more information HERE.


  • Details: If your income has changed recently, you may be eligibleYou can get OHP even if you have been denied in the past. Details:
    • A family of four earning up to $3,013/month may qualify for adult coverage.
    • Children and teens under the age of 19 in a family of four earning up to $6,660/month may qualify regardless of immigration status.
    • NeighborImpact has a bilingual application assister available to help in applying, renewing, and navigating Oregon Health Plan. Contact Elena today at 541-316-3421


  • The Oregon Health Authority expands flexibility for Medicare and Medicaid Services to remove barriers to qualify for, enroll in, & stay enrolled in OHP. Key areas include:  
    • those currently enrolled in OHP will not lose coverage during this crisis;
    • individuals can sign up for OHP without having to verify their income;
    • federal stimulus payments/increased unemployment payments will not affect OHP eligibility.




BOLI, Bureau of Labor & Industries 

  • To file a grievance about workplace noncompliance please call either of these dependent on your needs: 
  • Employee Complaints – call 971-673-0761 or email mailb@boli.state.or.us 
  • Employer Technical Assistance – call 971-673-0824 or email bolita@boli.state.or.us 

OSHA COVID-19 compliance and protocols for the workplace, including Agricultural workers, construction contractors, and other resources can be found HERE



  • Pacific Power is suspending power disconnections and late fees due to nonpayment during the COVID-19 response. Pacific Power HERE or Call with questions 1-888-221-7070.  
  • Central Electric Cooperative, Inc. will not be disconnecting power or charging late fees. The office is closed - leave payments in the outside locked drop-box or pay online.  
  • Oregon Energy Fund provides funds for energy assistance to 30+ partner agencies and nonprofits throughout Oregon. If you need help paying your electric bill, enter your county or zip code on their site to find out who has energy assistance in your area and how to contact them.



  • Cascade Natural Gas Is suspending gas disconnections due to nonpayment during COVID-19 response. 
  • Bend Propane offers residential cylinder exchanges so that you do not need to leave your home in order to have your tanks filed. If you know someone who is out of gas or needing a fill have them call 541-706-1428 



  • The City of Redmond is not applying late fees on delinquent accounts or performing any interruptions to service for a delinquent account.   
  • Avion Water Company's office is closed, still reach by phone at 541-382-5342 Mon-Fri 7am-4pm.  
  • Roats Water System is closed to the public, but you can still leave a message at 541-382-3029.  



  • Yellow Knife Wireless Internet: will be adding 200GB to each plan for the month of March. This is to ease the strain that the school closures have put on Central Oregon families.   
  • BendBroadband is offering broadband access to low-income individuals and/or families with children and college students for 60 days. This offer is for new customers in communities where BendBroadband provides service. 


  • Oregon Lifeline ProgramThe Oregon Lifeline program makes communication more affordable and accessible for those who may be experiencing financial hardships.This federal and state government program provides a discount of up to $12.75 on telephone or high-speed internet service with participating companies. For additional information about the Oregon Lifeline program or to request an application, call 800-848-4442, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., email at puc.rspf@state.or.us or view details online.
  • Emergency Food Assistance Resources through the state of Oregon HERE 



  • Student Food Assistance Eligibilty, FAQ’s, & Resources can be found HERE 


  • SNAP, Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program info and eligibility HERE  Fill out application HERE  


  • TANF, Temporary Assistance for Needy FamiliesHERE 
    • The TANF program provides cash assistance to low-income families with children while they strive to become self-sufficient. Cash assistance is intended to meet a family's basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter and utilities. Most cash benefits in Oregon are issued via an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. This is also known as an Oregon Trail Card. 


ORLA, Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association, Resources HERE 

  • Free Professional Development and Food Safety Courses Offered by the Restaurant and Lodging Industry Plus Scholarships for Continuing Education HERE
  • ORLA Economic Impact presentation on COVID response  HERE 
  • Cost Saving Options for Restaurant/Lodging Businesses HERE 
  • AHLA, American Hotel & Lodging Association Guidesheet HERE 
  • Travel Oregon has a grant from the 11th of May until the 15th of May: HERE


Sources of funding for restaurant owners, a compiled a list  HERE

Bartender Emergency Assistance Program

  • Financial relief for bartenders and their family application and eligibility details HERE


PBA, Professional Beauty Association's Foundation

  • PBA has a COVID-19 Relief Fund that will provide $500 to licensed beauty professionals who are unable to work due to COVID-19 go HERE to apply


Literary Arts Grant, Writers can receive a one-time grants

  • Writers who meet eligibility requirements can apply on the Literary Arts website for onetime $1,000 grants to make up for lost income or revenue or to plug other financial holes. Applications close May 13, go HERE to apply


Travel Oregon, Tourism & Travel Industry Toolkit Resources HERE 

  • Travel Oregon survey to share your immediate needs & stories HERE  
  • Travel Inquiry Suggested Responses listed at the bottom of the page HERE 


The US Travel Industry created a  CARES Act Guide to eligibility

  • US Travel Industry Webinar on eligibility info HERE



  • GCSAA has a variety of COVID resources listed HERE  and a grant available HERE.



  • Trucking Info & resources: https://www.trucking.org/COVID19#states
  • Waiver issued on 3/24 for States, CDL Holders, CLP Holders, and Interstate Drivers Operating Commercial Motor Vehicles, details on this waiver from ODOT HERE



  • Farming USDA grants and loans for farming HERE, USDA service centers HERE.
  • USDA created a Rural Farming Resource Guide HERE
  • CARES Act benefits for Food & Ag details HERE. Read more about an aid package HERE
  • USDA’s Frequently Asked Questions help page HERE


USDA, US Dept. of Agriculture Helpful Contacts:

  • Questions regarding COVID-19 impact on agriculture labor visasAgLabor@usda.gov
  • Questions regarding feeding children impacted by COVID-19: FeedingKids@usda.gov
  • Questions regarding impacts on America’s food supply chainFoodSupplyChain@usda.gov
  • COVID specific resources for farmershttps://www.usda.gov/coronavirus



  • AAPD, American Association Pediactric Dentistry details on a Low Interest Loan for Dental Practices HERE



  • American Academy of Family Physicians, AAFP: Financial directions to relief specifically for Family Physicians HERE



  • Article on what’s included in the stimulus for Childcare/Daycare providers HERE. Details on specifically Childcare package details from the bill in congress HERE.
  • Oregon Department of Educations Frequently Asked Questions & Resources for childcare workers HERE


Funding Opportunities for U.S.-Based Nonprofits


Funding Opportunities for U.S.-Based Small Businesses

  • Hello Alice—Offering $10,000 grants being distributed immediately to impacted small business owners
  • SheaMoisture—Providing funding for minority-owned businesses and women entrepreneurs
  • Small Business Administration—Compiling a list of resources and funding opportunities for small businesses with an emphasis on loans and updated information on the CARES Act
  • Entrepreneur—Listing 55 Federal and State relief efforts to support entrepreneurs affected by COVID-19
  • Professional Beauty Association—Accepting applications for $500 grants to licensed beauty professionals, as well as complimentary membership for licensed professionals and non-licensed salon employees
  • COVID-19 & Freelance Artists—Compiling a frequently updated extensive list of national and state-by-state financial support opportunities, including information on the Paycheck Protection Program Loans, part of the CARES Act.


Funding Opportunities for U.S.-Based Individuals

  • Giving Kitchen—Providing emergency relief grants for food industry workers in Georgia and compiling a Stability Network, a list of organizations providing food industry workers support state-by-state
  • USA.Gov—Summarizing the CARES Act, and how it can support your day-to-day needs due to the effects of COVID-19
  • Horst Rechelbacher Foundation and Beauty Changes Lives—Offering $1,000 grants to beauty professionals or students of beauty programs
  • Creative Capital—Listing local and national grants for artists and arts professionals affected by COVID-19
  • Pennywise USA—Inviting those economically affected by COVID-19 to apply for a COVID-19 Financial Hardship Grant to use towards food, bills, and any uncovered living expenses as a result of quarantine and/or work and school closures. You have to reside in the US to apply, but do not need to be a citizen.
  • Sweet Relief—Accepting applications for musicians to support vital living expenses and offset the financial burden of canceled events

What is the Paycheck Protection Program?

The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. The PPP is available through June 30, 2020.

SBA will forgive loans (thus transforming into a grant) if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used specifically for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities.

Am I eligible? 

  • Small Businesses with less than 500 employees
  • Individuals who are self-employed with less than 500 employees
  • Independent contractors with less than 500 employees
  • Eligible nonprofit organizations
  • Veterans organizations listed as 501(c)(19)
  • Tribal businesses
  • Businesses in specific industries who have more than 500 employees may qualify, visit: SBA’s size standards for those industries.
  • Businesses in the hospitality & food industry with more than one location may be eligible if the store employs less than 500 workers. This means each store location could be eligible.

When can I apply?

  • Small businesses: As soon as April 3, 2020
  • Independent contractors & self-employed: Apply starting April 10, 2020.
  • Businesses should contact their attorney, lender or other financial advisor immediately to begin the application process.

Where Do I Apply? 
Apply through your existing lender or through another
 SBA 7(a) lender (this list will continue to grow and change) any federally insured depository institution, federally insured credit union,  and Farm Credit System institution that is participating. Consult with your local lender as to whether it is participating in the program.

  • See the application specifics on the sample PPP Application HERE

Other regulated lenders will be available to make these loans once they are approved and enrolled in the program. 

  • Lender interested in participating? Please go HERE

What are the Loan Terms? 

Key loan terms clarified by the guidance and different than permitted in the CARES Act include:

  • The interest rate on PPP loans is fixed at 0.5% per annum.
  • Payments are deferred for 6 months, but interest will accrue during this period of deferment.
  • The portion of the loan not forgiven must be repaid within 2 years.

What else should I know? 

*Applying for a PPP loan may eliminate your eligibility for other relief under the CARES Act. Consult with your advisor to ensure which funding option is best for your business for your circumstances.




Need to report a violation? PLEASE – Don’t Call 911.

For Complaints Regarding Restaurants, Pools and Hotels:

Central Oregon county specific Health Services Environmental Health are responding to complaints of apparent violations of the Governor’s order related to restaurants, pools and hotels. Contact Deschutes County Health Services Environmental Health to report an apparent violation at one of the facilities listed above, at 541-317-3114 or use the Online report form or CountyEnvironmentalHealth@deschutes.org.

For Other Complaints:

Those who believe they see a violation of current restrictions order that don’t fit the above business descriptions can contact local law enforcement non-emergency at: • 541-693-6911 for Deschutes County.

Individuals may also contact Deschutes County Environmental Health at 541-317-3114, online report form, or CountyEnvironmentalHealth@deschutes.org.

For Employees Regarding Businesses:

Oregon OSHA is taking complaints from employees regarding apparent violations of the Governor’s COVID-19 executive order by their employer, in particular physical distancing protocol in the workplace. Employees should contact Oregon OSHA if they feel their employer is violating the order: 541-388-6066 or 800-922-2689 (inside Oregon only); email tech.web@oregon.gov.

Need Assistance? 

  • Thrive Central Oregon is offering rental/mortgage assistance, you can see if you qualify and apply HERE.
  • NeighborImpact is also offering rent relief assistance, find out about it HERE.

Donate: Donation of time, donate to non-profits who are struggling since their annual fundraiser has been cancelled. Consider donating food to your neighbors with large families.

  • Local Redmond Proficiency Academy (RPA) is doing a Redmond Cares food drive, details HERE
  • Central Oregon Veteran Outreach Supply Drive HERE

  • Sheperd's House is seeking donations of supplies as well as monetary if you want to help them out.

  • Local St. Charles Foundation is in need of donations, go HERE to help out. 

  • My NeighbOR serves Oregon’s most vulnerable children by connecting goods and services from community members to foster families and youth in foster care, you can sign up to Volunteer HERE


Make a mask: Help our medical professionals since there is a shortage of PPE (Personal Protective Equiptment) St. Charles has created a tutorial and pattern on how to make a mask HERE.

  • Also visit the Central Oregon Mask Makers page on Facebook HERE.


Don't Discriminate. Do you know someone who has faced incidents of harassment and discrimination? Call the Oregon Department of Justice to report acts of hate or bias at 844-924-BIAS(2424)

Shop Local, Support Local: ShopRedmondOregon.com 


Reach out: Call your family, call your neighbors, call your friends and be a calm, friendly voice during this rough time.

Know someone who is without a home, phone or internet and needs help? Sheperd's House can help provide help to those in need.

  • Also Thrive Central Oregon has One-on-One Calls, please allow them to borrow your phone to call (541) 728-1022 or visit this website to help them out HERE
  • Looking for WiFi, bike repair spots or other resources? Click HERE for a live map of Central Oregon resources.


Know a Senior Citizen in need of a food pantry? NeighborImpact can help as well as Thrive's resource page for food locations: https://www.thrivecentraloregon.org/services

Be Kind: Surprise someone with a bag of groceries on their porch. Pay for the car behind you’s coffee. Clear your neighbors sidewalk. Order someone flowers. Little actions make big impacts. Order the nurses at your local medical facility lunch today as a thank you. 

Share Resources: Get an extra bag of groceries for your at-risk friend or family member. Share positive, uplifting messages to your friends on social media, go live with encouraging words, be a light to others during the dark times. Spread current, reliable news from trusted news sources like:



Help other meet their basic needs through grocery delivery and errands: Go to Pandemic Partners on Facebook for your specific area to be connected with what your community needs:

Social Distancing: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/smarter-living/coronavirus-social-distancing.html

Practice proper hand-washing techniques: https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/index.html

Eat fresh vitamin C sources like oranges to boost your immune system, drink lots of water

Keep it clean: routinely wipe down surfaces. You can make a bleach solution by pouring one gallon of water into container and slowly mix in 1/3 cup bleach. Visit the CDC help page for how to disinfect your home HERE.

Stay upbeat: Use this time to stay positive, if you find yourself scrolling social media too long, sit on your back porch and take a deep breath until you get some headspace again. Know that we are all in this together and you are not alone.

  • Play puzzles and games
  • Read that book you haven't finished
  • Journal or draw
  • Try a meditation app like Headspace to help process & cope.
  • FaceTime, Skype or Zoom your family and friends
  • Send a care package to someone far away
  • Watch your favorite comedy 
  • Take a 'virtual tour' of a museum or national park
  • Try a new hobby you ‘haven’t had time to do’
  • Start a self-improvement project: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/research/diy
  • Start coloring printable pages
  • Do an online Youtube workout or enroll in a local instructor webinar
  • Take an online class
  • Take a remote yoga class
  • Think outside the box to keep your mind sharp & entertained

Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services has published a page of ASL coronavirus resources: HERE

Work from home if possible: Limiting your interactions with others can help this from spreading to other people.

Take care of yourself mentally: Take time to care for yourself, it’s okay to not be okay. Call your family, call your friends, call a helpline if you need to talk:

  • NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness has several resources and help options HERE
  • Get Educated on the importance of Mental Health, OSU is offering a ten week course for students and community members HERE
  • Are you or someone you love a military member? If you or a loved one are serving or have served, there is a help line available for you: 888-457-4838
  • The Friendship Line: This is ran by the Institute on Aging and is open 24 hours a day for people 60+ as well as adults living with disabilities, please call 1-800-971-0016
  • Council on Aging is available over the phone to support local seniors. Call Mon - Fri from 8am-4:30pm at 541-678-5483
  • Deschutes County Behavioral Health Services is providing OHP patients (yes, they are accepting new patients, link in the *Healthcare Section* above) counceling, online or over the phone at 541-322-7500 as well as their 24 hour Crisis Hotline (800) 875-7364
  • CRISIS Text Line: Text the word "HOME" to 741741 and a live, trained crisis councelor will respond.
  • Rimrock Trails Treatment Services is now offering telehealth counceling. Call 888-532-6247 to schedule an appointment.
  • Is Isolation leaving you feeling overwhelmed, more anxious, depressive or suicidal? Reach Out to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255, those with hearing impairments can reach them here
  • Are you a COCC student? COCC has free personal counseling for all current students. Contact CAP Services today at 541-383-7200 to schedule a remote personal counseling session.



Veteran? Find resources for Veterans on the Stimulus package HERE

Other Helpful Resources in our Community: 
NeighborImpact offices are open and still serving meals, while programs have closed. Menu is on Facebook & NeighborImpact website.  
Central Oregon Veterans Outreach is open however the front lobby is closed. Please come to the back Outreach door. They are working on housing those in need and responding to those in crisis. Call 541-383-2793, email covo@covo-us.org and connect on Facebook 
Community Shower Truck is currently operating on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3pm and will post updates on Facebook when it reopens full-time 
MountainStar Family Relief Nursery has canceled programming. Updates on Facebook page and website.  
Thrive Central Oregon has closed all walk-in sites through April 1, but is accepting donations for hand sanitizer. Call 541-728-1022 to coordinate a pick up.  


Champions Day Care click here to sign up for childcare

Need Childcare?

  • Call 211 for Child Care Search or use your phone to text keyword 'children' to 898211
  • Email children@211info.org to connect with a 211 representative Mon - Fri 7am-11pm Sat - Sun 8am-8pm
  • para conectar con un representante de 211 para ayudarle con su búsqueda de cuidado infantil

Are you a parent in need of Financial Assistance? 


Ways to keep kids minds sharp


Resources for integrating Fun Online Learning & Education for kids: 

  • Smithstonian Institute Virtual Fun Learning for kids & teens: https://www.si.edu/kids/
  • Huge list of 20 Well-known Virtual Museum, History & more Tours for every age group  HERE
  • Virtual Performances and art list from the Philharmonic through cooking classes and daily drawing lessons HERE
  • National Park Multimedia search for photos and videos of everything from Flowers, Battlefield Commemorations, History and more in their collection HERE or find your Virtual Park HERE
  • Watch Animals LIVE: Animal Livestreams from whales to lions, pandas and penguins, Oh my! See them HERE
  • Our very own Oregon State Parks have 'Nature:LIVE in your Family Room' Learn about plants, animals, and more in Oregon HERE
  • PBS offers guidance (specifically 2-8yo) for parents. Resources and tons of fun ways to learn for kids HERE


Distance Learning Help, In-Depth Guidance Toolbook from Oregon.gov for educators and parents HERE

Redmond Early Learning CenterVIA Facebook they offer activities and resources for food & entertainment.


Ways to Stay Active indoors

  • Redmond Families: The amazing Mrs. Hopper, Physical Education Teacher at Tumalo Community School, has created daily PE activities that students can do at home! Follow her Instagram at mrs.hopper_peclass and get movin’! 


Ways to keep kids fed

Redmond School District Food program: Redmond School District’s Nutrition Services Team is working hard to feed kids during our statewide COVID-19 closure.

  • Drive & pickup a prepackaged breakfast and lunch this week from 9:00 -10:30 am, M-F! @ Redmond High School


FOOD FINDER: 211info has information on more than 1,000 different food programs. For more information call 211 or visit https://www.211info.org/food

The Doughnut in Bend: Together with @smartfoodservice, they are offering one raised glazed or cake donut and one small milk, to all kids who qualify for public school meal assistance programs. 

Deschutes County's WIC can help with food for families that have children under 5 as well as those who are pregnant or postpartum. Apply to WIC on the website HERE 


Ways to Educate yourself & your children about COVID-19

Reach out if you or someone you know may not feel safe:

  • MountainStar Family Relief Nursery's mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect through community support and therapeutic services that help vulnerable children and families succeed.



Oregon State University - Cascades is closed and classes are moving online.

Central Oregon Community College has moved online and it is delaying the start of spring term by one week for now to give faculty and staff time to move the courses online. Updates on Facebook.


Keep Calm. Stress and anxiety have been proven to weaken immune systems, so stay calm. If you are a caregiver, you can help them by keeping calm as well. 

Dont Be Afraid To Ask For Help. Ask your loved ones & neighbors to get your medications, kitty litter, water, anything you may need in the next few weeks.

Facetime, Phone Call, Email. Connect virtually with your loved ones. Isolation does not have to be lonely! Not tech savvy? Ask them to meet outside your window like this man does for his father.

Need to talk to a nurse?
  • Nurseline: 541-699-5109 St. Charles clinical caregivers & Deschutes County Health Services are partnering together and are ready for your call.
  • This hotline is available to those in Crook, Deschutes & Jefferson counties NEW EXTENDED HOURS: 7am-7pm Monday through Friday.


  • Mosaic Medical will take questions and concerns over the phone 541-383-3005.
  • High Lakes Health Care will take questions and concerns from patients 541-389-7741.
  • Summit Medical Group call them if you are experiencing fever, cough and other symptoms of respiratory infection at this number: 541-706-2319  For virtual visits for established patients and scheduling new patient visits as well, call 541-706-2450.


  • If you receive Medicare, you can receive counseling for free: Go to shiba.oregon.gov and click on “Find help near you.” Questions? Call the SHIBA statewide office: 1-800-722-4134.
  • Local Medicare Counseling and help is also provided by Council on Aging's Volunteers. Call 541-678-5483 ext. 211.   
Telehealth Virtual Services
  • Medicare temporarily expanded its coverage of telehealth services to respond to the current public health emergency. This will help ensure you can visit with your doctor from your home, without having to go to a doctor’s office or hospital, which could put you and others at risk of exposure to COVID-19. Go to www.medicare.gov/medicare-coronavirus for COVID-19 prevention and benefit coverage answers.



St. Charles Family Care is encouraging their patients to call your doctor's office with questions and concerns, or call this number to be directed 541-382-4321. En Espanol: 541-699-5109

  • Visitors are not allowed at the four hospitals save for a few exceptions. 
  • Caregivers are entering St. Charles Bend through access control points.
  • Drive-thru testing is being offered, but with an appointment and a doctor’s order, the hospital said. This service is currently at the St. Charles Health System Family Care clinic's Bend location at 2600 NE Neff Road.
    • Patients are asked to call 541-699-5107
    • Patients will be registered first and then a specimen will be collected and sent to the University of Washington.
    • Results will be available two to four days later.

The Community Pharmacy at St. Charles Bend is now offering drive-up service from 11am - 6pm.

  • Go to the RV trailer located behind the triage tent outside of the Emergency Department. St. Charles Outpatient Rehabilitation has closed its services and canceled appointment for two weeks.  



  • Health Insurance Coverage information is provided by the Oregon Health Authority if you have questions about testing and appointments. The state has reached an agreement with several health insurance companies to waive co-payments, co-insurance, and deductibles for their customers who need COVID-19 testing.  


*Call 911 immediately if you are in respiratory distress*

ServPro, is a Cleaning service in Central Oregon to help clean your home or business HERE

NeighborImpact is maintaining an updated list of food pantries but recommends you contact these services directly.

Thrive Central Oregon has a list of Food Resources on their webpage and other resource help pages throughout Central Oregon.

Central Oregon Resources website for additional Redmond area resources can be found HERE.

Stay up to date from The Source Weekly COVID resource page that is updated daily

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