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On June 8, Governor Brown announced updates to county risk levels under the state’s public health framework. A complete list of counties and their associated risk levels is available here. Lane, Coos, and Wasco counties will move down to Lower Risk, and Josephine and Yamhill counties will move down to Moderate Risk, effective Wednesday, June 9. Harney County will move up from Lower Risk to Moderate Risk due to rising case counts, effective Friday, June 11. Harney County had been granted a caution period from June 4-10. Effective through Thursday, June 17, there will be 21 counties at the Lower Risk level, 4 at Moderate Risk, and 11 at the High Risk level. Read more here.
OHA’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released Wednesday, shows the sixth consecutive week of declining cases and lowest weekly case tally since last September. OHA reported 1,725 new daily cases of COVID-19 during the week of May 31-June 6. That represents a 26% decline from the previous week.
On May 31, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a new, “easy-to-pronounce and non-stigmatizing” labeling convention for Variants of Concern and Variants of Interest using the Greek alphabet. Effective Wednesday, OHA’s COVID-19 Daily Data Update dashboard and Variants dashboard will include WHO labels added alongside the current labels.
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.