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Stay up to date on how COVID-19 impacts you and your business

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So far in June, we updated our COVID-19 blog pages with the following information. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act of 2020 became law on June 5. See our Flexibility Act blog for details. The Oregon Supreme Court upheld Gov Brown’s orders restricting the size of church congregations to slow the spread of COVID-19. Washington won two National Dislocated…

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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act of 2020 Signed into Law June 5, 2020

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Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act of 2020 (Flexibility Act), on June 3, and President Trump signed it into law early on June 5, 2020. The Flexibility Act updates the PPP, which was enacted by the CARES Act and implemented by the SBA, to extend the program and add more flexibility Forgiveness…

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Plans for Recovery and How to Return to Work

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As the COVID-19 curve appears to be flatting somewhat, people are starting to think about and plan for coronavirus recovery and how to return to work.  The basic outlines of plans are starting to take shape.  As we hear details, we will post them here. FEDERAL The White House published a three-phased Opening Up America…

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COVID-19 and Force Majeure Clauses in Commercial Leases

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April 6, 2020 By: Natalya Belonozhko Coronavirus (COVID-19) and governments’ orders to close non-essential businesses in Oregon and Washington have impacted businesses’ ability to operate in their leased spaces and pay rent under their commercial leases. Force Majeure Clause Most commercial leases include a force majeure clause. A force majeure clause provides for the parties’…

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Federal, Oregon, & Washington COVID-19 Resources

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In addition to the CARES Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, unemployment, and tax guidance we have collected the following additional nationwide business resources: What federal government agencies are doing in response to COVID-19 CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers and environmental cleaning guidance Online health self-assessment, Providence – telemedicine visit.   Washington COVID-19…

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COVID-19 Real Estate Resources

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Evictions, Foreclosures, & Forbearance 80% of jobs lost to coronavirus recession were blue collar jobs, so we’re seeing the biggest impact in inability to pay in residential rentals and commercial rents and mortgages of non-essential businesses that cannot or do not provide take-out services. Construction companies are eligible for the PPP loans under the CARES…

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