News Release: 3/16/2020: Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

  • Share:
March 16, 2020

For Immediate Release:

Last week, Governor Brown put forward an executive order to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon.  She issued Executive Order 20-05, which outlines rules that limit large public gatherings (250+) and ensure social distancing for the next four weeks. "Gatherings...include, but are not limited to, community, civic, public, leisure, faith-based, and sporting events, concerts, conventions, fundraisers, and any similar events or activities, if a distance of at least three (3) feet between individuals cannot be maintained. In her press conference, the Governor affirmed her commitment, not only to public health, but to ensuring that local businesses have they support they need to weather this health crisis.  This includes support for small businesses who may be unduly impacted and face financial hardship.

In order to meet the threshold for federal small business assistance, OREGON SMALL BUSINESSES have to engage and share the impact.  PLEASE COME FORWARD AND TELL YOUR STORY.

You may submit your story to the Governor's office directly by emailing Leah Horner ( and sending us your story (, we will compile and send in groups on your behalf.


Complete and SBA Impact form and email to:

Kathleen Silva, and Krista Carter:;

The Keizer Chamber of Commerce joins Oregon State Chamber of Commerce and all other Oregon chambers requesting impacts be submitted to the Governor's Office as soon as possible. 

Your voice needs to be heard.  You matter!
If you know of other business owners not connected directly with us here at the Keizer Chamber of Commerce please help us to reach them and forward this message.

Thank you all.
Danielle Bethell
Keizer Chamber of Commerce

4118 River Rd. N Keizer OR 97303

Danielle Bethell, Executive Director, (503) 393-9111