I don't seem to have your audio Kevin.
can the sound be turned up??
will there be any changes in planning development to encourage or ease new business development?
During which phase will indoor restaurant dining resume?
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is there a date for when tier 1 starts
Question for Don B. We hear a lot of generalities covering: 1) Testing, 2) Contact tracing and 3) hospital capacity. How many tests are needed to be "adequate"? How many do we have now? What are considered adequate contact tracing resources? How much progress have we made here and when will this milestone be reached? What is county hospital capacity and preparedness? Are you planning on sharing a transparent dashboard where we can track progress across these 3 areas?
Question for Don B. We have 3 weeks of no new cases. Doesn't this meet the Phase One criteria?
Can you elaborate on what "businesses" will be opened during Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3? It seemed to be generalized, and I was hoping to get more specifics.
As far as contract tracing are there "teams" being assembled and trained for the ready?
do salons fall under personal services
Is there a plan for large event spaces? I.e. the Liberty, fairgrounds, convention center, etc. I imagine it won’t be allowed or safe to operate at capacity.
Oregon Hospitals are loosing 13M/day, Several are 30 days from being out of cash reserves. There is a disconnect on the medical side of the economy and what communication is going to those who need medical assistance that are not emergencies?
In March my daycare became approved as an emergency childcare center. Our students drop from 10 to 3 once the city opened an emergency childcare for free. It doesn't feel right to be in competition with the city. Do you have any advice for me and my 3 coworkers?
What can businesses do to help with Contact Tracing?
does under served mean independent contractors that works at salons and spas. we seem to be falling through every crackc
That answers my question exactly, thank-you
Brian J Owen
Please talk about the Governors rights?
Is there a reopen date for hotels in Astoria, and are the specific safety and best practice guidelines for hotels to plan and be ready to safely open?
CDFI, Minority, Veteran and other rural businesses missed out the last time these funds were allocated, what criteria is being used to those ensure these type of small businesses are recipients.
Betsy, You're awesome. Thanks again for all you do for us.
Is there a date....to begin Phase 1... Restaurants/lodging?
Best Western Hotels, IHG (Holiday Inn Express) and Choice Hotels have rolled out very comprehensive and detailed guidelines for hotels in the area of protections for employees as well as guest safety. We have already been cleaning guest rooms and our chemicals take care of tough viruses such as Norovirus that has more than double the life span on surfaces than COVID-19. Hotels are already prepared to handle this and are ready to get back to work.
Donb, is there a plan to handle July 4th weekend?,
Question for Mayor Jones: I echo what Denise Giliga mentioned. I am one of 6 members of the board of the Peace Learning Center. We also have applied for ECC status, but found the numbers would not pencil out due to an increased staff ratio per child and other centers having space for free/low cost. We would like to keep continuity for the children of essential workers but we would have low enrollment due to free Little sprouts ECC status and Warrenton Prep with ECC status. Will you speak to this?
Jeff Keightley Astoria Fishing Charters
outdoor recreation is huge for Astoria in summer time (especially for me)
If anyone is interested here is a pdf of the State’s reopening plan drafted last week that talks about what is in each phase: https://bit.ly/KBrownApril23pdf This is a draft, however and will be revised when the plan is released May 4th.
how are you tracing cases from the sunday market since vendors are coming from out of town
We have 3 weeks of no new cases. Doesn't this meet the Phase One criteria?
so there is really no plan just more lip servie
As stated previously, there is an inevitability that there will be an increase in COVID-19 cases as we start to re-open , is there a threshold of cases that would cause a second closure in our county?
We need dates and timeframes for Phase 1. We have had 3 weeks of no new cases. Baker County Oregon already submitted a plan. What is our county committing to?
How long do businesses keep waiting before they cut their losses and die
Sarah Lu Heath
Do we have a 'no sooner than' date for the Phase 1 'reopening'?
Great, we qualify for Phase 1! What date will we submit our plan? And what has the Governors Office advised in terms of process and review time to set expectations on plan approval?
was this session recorded and available to revisit and where will it be located?
Are the arts included anywhere in the 6 designated sectors?:1. Restaurants/Food service2. Retail3. Personal services (hair and nail salons, massage, tattoo parlors, etc.)4. Childcare5. Transit6. Outdoor recreation (parks, trails, etc.)
Yes, the session is being recorded and we will make sure that all registrants have access to it.
Which agency is responsible for ensuring businesses follow whatever rules are put in place with a phased reopening? How do you adequately make sure rules are being followed to prevent the spread of the virus?
Based on the very limited visibility on the phased reopening of business many of our local small business owners are anticipating an evaporation of revenue for 2020 by 40% on a conservative level (under unrestricted reopening) and on an aggressive level 75-80% (under restricted reopening). Business owners are now faced with the decision to close doors this entire season until ALL restrictions are lifted (mostly retail and restaurant). It defies common sense that businesses would open their doors just to lose money by doing so. Has the city/county run any models with the local business community to anticipate the anticipated losses that will be experienced after PPP has run out later this summer and the long term impact this will have on permanent business closures and bankruptcies?
are salons and spas personal service
How is the County going to handle the fact that we have tested very few numbers in our county? 492 out of 40K residents?
i agree that it needs to be a dial but we need to start turning the dial!
What date will we submit our plan? And what has the Governors Office advised in terms of process and review time to set expectations on plan approval?
Will there be any flexibility for retail businesses that can't meet the requirements to reopen either due to space restraints or employees needed to meet the requirements?
Thank you all for an excellent and informative presentation.
Clatsop County is significantly exposed via tourism from outside metro areas (Portland, Seattle), therefore we deal with additional exposure beyond just our local community members. It also appears that a lot of burden is going to fall on individual businesses to provide risk mitigation policies/procedures which will increase operational costs. These measures are fundamentally good & will be imperative for tourist areas (like ours) to prevent another uptick in cases. Are there actions being taken to allocate funds for businesses in heavy tourism areas to help implement these additional costs?
Thank you Senator Johnson, and all involved in making this happen.
Thank you everyone!
Clatsop CC SBDC
Thank you for joining us this evening!We will send a link to the recorded session and any additional resources to all registered participants within 24 hours.
Thanks so much for a great discsussion!
Thank you for the great information!
Thank you all for convening this conversation.
Gladics, Amanda Jean
Thank you for all of the information
Thank you, everyone!