APANO is compiling key resources that you may find helpful to keep yourself, your family, and the entire community healthy and to access critical resources during these times. Remember that we are all in this together, and APANO is working to advocate for our communities to get them through this challenging. Please consult public health authorities, healthcare providers, and government agency websites for the most up-to-date information.
Asian language materials in translation: Visit this page for COVID-19 information in multiple languages.
Important information and updates:
- State of Oregon Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information
- COVID-19 information from Multnomah County
- COVID-19 information in different languages, Multnomah County
- Community Care During COVID-19: A Message To and From AAPIs, AAPI FORCE-EF. Scroll down for information on COVID-19 in Hmong, Chinese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Korean, Cambodian, and Japanese.
- Guidance for taking care of a sick person at home, Multnomah County
- COVID-19 information from the Centers for Disease Control
- 211info.org online or call 211 by phone – general resources
- Key news updates:
- Gov. Kate Brown has issued a mandatory state-at-home order. FAQ from the Oregon State Police available here. Links to translations on our multilingual resources page.
- A statewide moratorium on residential evictions for nonpayment of rent has been passed. The moratorium lasts for 90 days. This follows Multnomah County’s moratorium (Multnomah County FAQ available here information from the Community Alliance of Tenants).
- Portland-based utility providers PGE, Pacific Power, Portland Water Bureau, and Northwest Natural have suspended utility shutoffs.
- The 2020 census is still happening, and you can respond online. Go here for updates.
- The IRS and Oregon Department of Revenue have extended the tax filing deadline to July 15.
- The federal government has extended the deadline for Real ID past October 1.
Information for workers and employers
- COVID-19 Related Business Layoffs, Closures, and Unemployment Insurance Benefits, State of Oregon Employment Department.
- Oregon Online Unemployment Insurance Application. The online application may be unavailable at times. For assistance starting your application, call (877)-345-3484. Interpretation services include Mandarin and Vietnamese. You will need your work history for the past 12 months (if you have worked for a single employer) or 18 months (if you have worked for more than one employer) and your Social Security or green card number. Once you have completed the phone application, you will need to call each week to report your status.
- COVID-19 Scenarios and Benefits Available, State of Oregon Employment Department. Easy chart to find out your options.
- Oregon Health Plan Online Application
- Responding to COVID-19: Resources for Greater Portland Businesses, Greater Portland
- Business for a Better Portland Switchboard – asks and offers to support local businesses
- Accessing food during the coronavirus outbreak, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon
- Public school district meal information
- Accessing School at Food Sites in Multnomah County
- Where to Find School Meals During in Oregon School Closures, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon
- SNAP (food stamps) online application, State of Oregon
Information for public charge
- Any kind of testing, preventive care, or treatment for COVID-19 will not impact a public charge determination. If you experience COVID-19 symptoms like fever, cough, or difficulty breathing and are in need of medical care, please contact your doctor. You should not hesitate to seek healthcare for COVID-19, even if you are subject to the public charge rule. For more information, see this USCIS guidance and Unite Oregon’s response to coronavirus.
Local support and additional resources
- Resources for grants for small businesses
- Mutual aid: Ask for help – Portland area COVID-10 “Request Support Form”
- People without shelter: Multnomah County guidance and map of Portland Emergency Hygiene Stations
- Mental health: Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center (503-988-4888)and Mental Health and COVID-19 Mental Health Information and Resources, Mental Health America
- Domestic violence
- Recovery: Oregon Recovery Network (state and local recovery services) and Oregon Recovers list of online recovery resources
- Responding to discrimination or hate incidents: Report hate incidents to Portland United Against Hate or the Oregon Department of Justice’s online reporting or calling 1-844-924-2427.
How you can help locally:
- Donate to our Jade District COVID-19 Relief Fund.Help impacted workers and families in the Jade District – the fund will help those who have been impacted by COVID-19 be able to afford food, medicine, childcare supplies and more.