This page is designed to provide you new information regarding COVID-19 pertinent to employers and employees.  This includes any new forms or updates as we get them.  Thank you to our Industry Partners, highlighted below, for all of their help and resources. Click on the blue words to get the links.

National News

From The White House

Click on the blue link to see information regarding the following:
  • Requiring All Employers with 100+ Employees to Ensure their Workers are Vaccinated or Tested Weekly
  • Requiring Vaccinations for All Federal Workers and for Millions of Contractors that Do Business with the Federal Government
  • Requiring Employers with More Than 100 Employees to Provide Time Off to Get Vaccinated

IEC National

Webinar:  What the Biden Vaccine Mandate Means For You
September 15, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PT

Click Here to Register

To help provide context and to answer questions regarding:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Federal Contractors
  • Legal Challenges

Employer News


Medical and Religious Exception Request Forms
Including link for instructions to fill out the forms – scroll down on the page

Oregon Health Authority Recommendations and Requirements

Masks, Testing, Vaccinations, and Tracing

State of Oregon Masking Requirements  – OHA
Masking is required in Oregon in most outdoor settings- regardless of vaccination status – where physical distancing is not possible.  

Settings That May Have More Guidance

Getting Tested

COVID – 19 Additional Doses Current Recommendation

What You Need To Keep After Vaccination

Information on Contact Tracing 


Financial and Small Business Help

Click on these links for help as an employer for financial and health guidance

U.S. Small Business Administration
COVID Loans and Additional Funding Updated for 2021

Important Information from our Industry Partners 


COVID-19 Safety Measures Can Get Us Back to Business

Barran Liebman

Federal Executive Order on Businesses with 100 or More and Vaccine/Test Mandate

Employees Who Are Fired For Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine May Not be Eligible for Jobless Benefits

New Workplace Disability – ‘Long COVID’

Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt

Administration Actions Regarding COVID Protocols for Federal and Large Employers

Specific COVID Resources:  Amanda Gamblin –

Federated Insurance

Require Proof of Vaccination?

Important Resources from HR Answers

Click Here for Resource Links to Include:

  • Federal Guidance and Posters
  • Center for Disease Control (CDC)
  • US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Information from the Governors of Oregon, Washington, and California
  • Protection Paid and Unpaid Leaves
  • State Unemployment Links
  • Work Share Program Links
  • State Health Administration Links
  • State Insurance Regulation Links
  • State Occupational Safety and Health Links

Guidance from The Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention

Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention

On The Worksite


Click here are the Employer Resources from The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries.  Information includes:

  • Masks, face shields, and face coverings
  • Vaccinations
  • Covid Testing Costs
  • Quarantine Funds Available
  • Unemployment Benefits
  • Discrimination
  • Sick Time
  • Oregon Family Leave
  • Final Pay
  • Emergency Rulemaking

BOLI Guidelines for Worksite Safety

BDC Offices are open but are available to the public by appointment only.
See Website for Updates

Additional Resources Construction Industry Specific

Employee Information

Here is some additional support information for your employees

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Loss of Taste and Smell is the New Symptom of Coronavirus
Handwashing Guidelines from the CDC – English and Spanish

Unemployment Information

Applying for Unemployment Benefits

Food Stamps Oregon

WIC Oregon 
A supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Healthcare Options for Unemployed Oregon 

General Questions and Answers for Workers Oregon

Information from RALI Oregon Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative

Oregon Recovery Network Sponsored by Google
OHA Behavioral Health Services and Crisis Lines 

Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention

Workingminds – suicide prevention in the construction workplace