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On June 30, 2021, Executive Order 21-15 goes into effect, lifting all remaining COVID-19 health and safety restrictions that were previously issued, including the statewide mask mandate, the county risk level system, restrictions on businesses and other sectors for capacity limits, physical distancing, closing times and more. Following federal guidance, some statewide mask requirements may stay in place in specialized settings including airports, public transportation and health care settings. Additionally, businesses may choose to continue to require patrons to wear face coverings. Please be patient, flexible and kind – and mask up if asked to do so, fully vaccinated or not.
Direct visitors to Travel Oregon’s Travel Alerts for additional COVID-19 travel information, wildfire information and Welcome Center closures.
July 22, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Gina Raimondo announced a $3 billion investment in America’s communities. Communities across the country will be able to apply for funding immediately.
Here are the latest fact sheets on U.S. Travel’s Travel Industry Relief Resources webpage for updated information regarding program details, application windows and processes for the travel-related provisions contained in the American Rescue Plan—and to help ensure you can access the federal support available.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eased travel recommendations on more than 100 countries and territories to reflect methodology updates and current COVID-19 case scenarios.
On Sunday, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reported a record-high level of screenings since the start of the pandemic.
Last week, the CDC announced that vaccinated travelers do not need to wear a mask outdoors at airports and train stations. The agency still suggests that vaccinated travelers continue to wear masks in indoor spaces while waiting for transportation.
SBA Application Opening May 3 for $28.6 Billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund
The U.S. Small Business Administration will begin registrations on Friday, April 30 at 9 a.m. EDT and open applications on Monday, May 3, at noon EDT for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. The online application will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted.
In preparation, the SBA recommends qualifying applicants familiarize themselves with the application process in advance to ensure a smooth and efficient application experience, specifically by:
Registering for an account in advance at sba.gov starting Friday, April 30, at 9 a.m. EDT.
Reviewing the official guidance, including program guide, frequently asked questions, and application sample.
Preparing the required documentation.
Working with a point-of-sale vendor or visiting sba.gov to submit an application when the application portal opens. Note: If an applicant is working with a point-of-sale vendor, they do not need to register beforehand on the site.