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Information about Coronavirus/COVID-19

Rentals at the Palmer Creek Lodge Community Events Center are temporarily suspended. All events scheduled are cancelled until further notice. 

The Oregon Health Authority is requiring venue operators to:

• Thoroughly clean all areas of gathering space prior to reopening after extended closure.

• Thoroughly clean the gathering space between events according to the cleaning and disinfection requirements.

• Use disinfectants that are included on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved list for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 virus. No product will be labeled for COVID-19 yet, but many products will have a label or information available on their websites about their effectiveness for human coronavirus.

• Assign a sanitation attendant or attendants to frequently clean and disinfect work areas, high-traffic areas, and commonly touched surfaces in areas accessed by workers and attendees/participants.

• Assign a sanitation attendant or attendants to clean restrooms hourly during the event, and ensure adequate sanitary supplies (e.g., soap, toilet paper, 60-95% alcohol-content hand sanitizer) during all events. 

The City of Dayton is not able to meet all of these requirements at this time, so the Palmer Creek Lodge will remain closed for events until further notice. To read the Phase II Guidelines for Venues and Events, please click here. 

Oregon State Parks has a new tool for Oregonians on how and where to recreate outdoors as some areas reopen. Some state parks are now open for limited day-use, while all overnight camping remains closed. View the status of parks and recreation facilities here.

The playgrounds at Andrew Smith and Courthouse Square Parks and bathrooms at Courthouse Square Park will reopen Tuesday, June 9th. The picnic tables have been moved around the Courthouse Square Park to allow for social distancing - please do not move them. Thank you.  

To read the Phase II Guidelines for Outdoor Recreation, please click here.

Yamhill County Parks

City Hall is open Monday - Friday 8:00am -5:00pm (closed noon - 1:00pm for lunch). One person may be in our lobby at a time and visitors must wear masks. Notary services are by appointment only.

Water bills may be paid via mail, online via PSN or your bank/credit union bill pay service, through the drop box located next to our front door, and over the phone via credit card by calling City Hall at 503-864-2221. Bills may also be paid in person during our office hours. 

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News Release

Dayton has a food bank located at the Dayton Baptist Church, 300 Flower Lane. They are open to distribute food boxes on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from 4pm-6pm. 

 

For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/daytonoregonfoodpantry/

Did you know that Dayton has a free store full of clothing for entire family?

The Clothes Closet is open by appointment only - Monday, Wednesday or Friday. It is located at the Dayton Baptist Church 300 Flower Lane.

Please call Nadine Sampson (503) 522-1133 for your appointment.  

Water service shutoffs and late payment fees are suspended until further notice. 

 

Payments can be made by dropping them in the slot next to the front door of City Hall, through the mail, or via Payment Services Network. For more information, click here.

More Grants to Help Oregon Small Businesses are on the Way

Salem, OR — As the economic impacts of the pandemic continue, the Oregon legislature and Governor Kate Brown have allocated millions more in grant funding for Business Oregon to deliver into the hands of small businesses across Oregon. On Monday, November 9th, the Emergency Board of the Oregon Legislature approved $20 million more to Business Oregon’s Emergency Business Assistance Grant Fund. This funding and program are separate from the $55 million in funds the Governor also announced this week.

This grant fund has already put approximately $25 million out into the community through four rounds of funding. The first four rounds were allocated from Business Oregon to intermediary lenders such as cities, counties, Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), and Economic Development Districts (EDDs), who in turn granted the money to individual businesses. With this new round, Business Oregon is able to fund businesses directly. The grants are available to small businesses that have seen lost revenue due to the pandemic, and that meet a minimal set of requirements.

“This funding is timely, as we face the sharp increase in COVID-19 under this new wave of the pandemic,” said Business Oregon Director Chris Cummings. “These grants can help our small business owners today, but to get back to business in the long haul we’ve got to do what it takes now to stop the spread of this virus.”

This round makes some changes to previous rounds of grant funding under the program, so that more businesses can access the funds. Businesses with up to 100 employees can apply, whereas previous funding was limited to those with up to 25 employees, to ensure smaller businesses could access the funds first.

Most previous rounds also targeted businesses that did not already receive assistance through the CARES Act (such as PPP, EIDL, City of Portland Small Relief Program, the Oregon Cares Fund for Black Relief + Resiliency and other programs funded with CARES Act funds). This round will now consider applications from businesses with 1 to 25 employees that have already received anywhere from $100,000 to $1 million in funding from these federal resources. Businesses with 26 to 100 employees are eligible regardless of the amount of federal resources they received (up to $1,000,000), if they meet other program requirements. 

Businesses are eligible to receive up to $200,000 in grant funding as detailed in the grant application. To be eligible, a business must show it was prohibited from operations by the Governor’s Executive Order 20-12, or demonstrate a 25% reduction in sales over a 30-day period in 2020 compared to a comparable period in 2019.

Tomorrow, Thursday November 19, the application form and additional details will be found on Business Oregon’s website. If the application is not yet posted in the morning, a time estimate will be provided on the web page. Grants will be reviewed on a first-come first-served basis, and will be allocated so that there is an equitable geographic distribution of funds as dictated by the Oregon Legislature.

The application portal will close once applications totaling $25 million in requested grants are received. Business Oregon will reopen the portal if any funds remain after reviewing those initial applications for eligibility.

Additional resources and information on COVID-19 response can be found on the department’s website, and the Governor's COVID-19 web page has the latest guidance. 

Business Oregon, the state's economic development agency, invests in Oregon businesses, communities, and people to promote a globally competitive, diverse, and inclusive economy. The agency's services span rural community development and infrastructure financing; business retention, expansion and recruitment; export promotion and international trade; investments in industry research and development and entrepreneurship; small business assistance; and support for arts and cultural organizations. Learn more at www.oregon4biz.com.


Temporary Service Changes

Effective Monday, May 18, 2020 – updated Tuesday, June 30, 2020 – updated Wednesday, July 22

Due to COVID-19, we will be temporarily reducing service. Available transit should only be used, if necessary, to access food, medicine, and essential employment.

MASKS REQUIRED

Effective 7/24/20, face coverings will be required:

  • for all Oregonians ages five and up in indoor public spaces and outdoors when six feet of distance cannot be maintained.
  • even in cases of physical exertion indoors, and outdoors when six feet of distance cannot be maintained.

Read the press release.

Effective 7/01/20, Oregonians statewide will be required to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces. Read the press release.

Effective 5/18/20, YCT is REQUIRING that all riders wear face coverings, like a mask or bandana.
NOTE: Be sure to check with the connecting transit websites for their COVID-19 riding requirements.


FREE FARE

All local fixed and commuter routes, Dial-A-Ride, and ADA Paratransit services will be fareless until further notice.


SEATING RESTRICTIONS

In order to help with social distancing, some bus seats have been blocked off.
These signs are arranged to give riders a safe amount of space from each other and the operator.


ROUTE CHANGES

Routes 5 & 7 – Newberg

Temporary Discontinuation of Service Until Further Notice

Yamhill County Transit Service
COVID-19 Update

Effective July 24, 2020

Announcement Date: July 22, 2020

Governor Kate Brown Announces New Requirements for Face Coverings and Businesses to Stop Spread of COVID-19

Effective July 24, children five and up to wear face coverings

In light of the continued spread of COVID-19 in Oregon, including a troubling rise in cases of community spread that cannot be traced and contained, Governor Kate Brown today announced new statewide health and safety measures, including new requirements for face coverings and businesses, effective Friday, July 24. Unless the spread of COVID-19 begins to slow, the governor made clear that additional restrictions would be necessary.

Beginning July 24, the following new requirements will apply:

Face Coverings

  • Face coverings will be required for all Oregonians ages five and up in indoor public spaces and outdoors when six feet of distance cannot be maintained.
  • Face coverings will be required even in cases of physical exertion indoors, and outdoors when six feet of distance cannot be maintained.

State of Oregon – Governor Kate Brown

Health Updates – Oregon Health Authority

Student and Family Resources – Oregon Department of Education

Child Care Resources for Providers and Families – Oregon Early Learning Division

Business Layoffs, Closures and Unemployment Information – Oregon Employment Department

Business Resources and Information – Business Oregon

Oregon’s Small Business Resource Navigator – Business Oregon

Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources – US Small Business Administration (SBA)

Tourism Industry Resources and Updates – Travel Oregon

Restaurant and Lodging Industry Resources – Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

FREE PPE For Small Businesses and Daycares - Supply Connector

Update June 4, 2020- Yamhill County’s request to move to Phase 2 reopening was approved by the Governor’s Office. Phase 2 will begin Saturday, June 6th. Phase 2 will remain in effect until there is widely available treatment or a vaccine.

  • Gathering limits will be raised to 50 people indoors, and 100 people outdoors.
  • Indoor and outdoor venues, including theaters and churches, with 6 feet of physical distancing and other measures in place, can reach a COVID-19 occupancy limit of up to 250.
  • Offices can begin reopening and employees can return to workplaces with physical distancing and other measures in place, though remote work is still strongly recommended whenever possible.
  • Increased travel will be allowed throughout Oregon, though staying local is still recommended to prevent overloading county health systems.
  • Restaurants and bars will have curfews extended to midnight.
  • Pools and sports courts will be allowed to reopen under new guidance
  • Indoor and outdoor activities such as bowling, batting cages, and mini golf, will be allowed to reopen under new guidance.
  • Recreational sports can resume in a limited form, under strict physical distancing guidance.

For more information click here.

Yamhill County Approved for Phase II
After 21 days in Phase 1, counties that meet specific prerequisites may be able to enter Phase 2. Subject to public health guidelines, physical distancing, gathering size limits, and sanitization guidelines, this includes: recreational sports; pools; venues like movie theaters, bowling alleys, and arcades; some additional in-office work; bars and restaurants able to stay open until midnight; social, civic, and faith-based gatherings can meet in larger, physically-distanced groups. 
Update May 14, 2020 - Yamhill County’s request to move to Phase 1 reopening was approved by the Governor’s Office. Phase 1 will begin Friday, May 15th. This means that all restaurants, bars, personal services (salons, tattoo parlors, nail salons, etc), shopping malls, and gyms are able to reopen, following specific safety guidelines outlined by the Governor's office. The County is required to be in Phase 1 for a minimum of 21 days before a request to move to Phase 2 is made. Details of Phase 2 are still under development. Click here for more information.

Starting May 15th, new guidelines will take effect for all counties not entering Phase 1 Reopening.

Currently open:

  • Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and credit unions, and gas stations are all open.
  • Restaurants are open for take-out service only.
  • Stand alone retail operations are open provided they meet required safety and physical distancing guidelines. Indoor and outdoor malls are closed.
  • Local outdoor recreation activities are open, including many state parks.
  • Non-emergency medical care, dentist offices and veterinary care are open and operating, provided they meet required safety guidelines.
  • Local cultural, civic and faith gatherings are allowed for up to 25 people provided physical distancing can be in place.
  • Local social gatherings over 10 people are prohibited and those under 10 people must use physical distancing.
  • Personal care services such as salons and barbers, as well as gyms, are closed.
  • Child care is open under certain restrictions, with priority placements for children of health care workers, first responders, and frontline workers.
  • Public transit is open under certain restrictions, and must be sanitized often and enforce 3 feet of space between passengers.
  • Overnight camps are not permitted. Day camps are open with restrictions, including maximum stable groups of 10 or fewer children.
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