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News Updates from Washington County

 

  • Travel Oregon Launches Destination Ready Program
    Travel Oregon announced its Destination Ready program, which will support destination development efforts heading into Summer 2021. The program includes $250,000 of funding and technical assistance for the development, enhancement and stewardship of COVID-19-appropriate visitor experiences. Regional and destination management organizations, municipal governments, public…
  • OSHA COVID-19 Impact Survey
    Businesses across the state have been impacted by the new OR-OSHA temporary COVID-19 rules. In order to comply with these rules, businesses face both time and financial costs. OR-OSHA is planning to make the temporary COVID-19 rules permanent (with possible changes) for the duration…
  • Hotel Performance January 3-9, 2021
    COVID-19 has directly affected the hotel industry throughout the United States, and Washington County is no exception. This time of year traditionally is a “soft” period for area hotels. However, we are still seeing decreases directly tied to the decrease in business and leisure travel due…
  • Paycheck Protection Program restarting Monday, January 11
    The US Small Business Administration is restarting the Paycheck Protection Program, which will help millions of Americans employed by small businesses affected by COVID-19. The program has been updated to be more effective and accessible by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Non-Profits…
  • Looking Ahead, Oregon 2021
    HSMAI Oregon’s Educational Series is hosting a look at travel in Oregon for 2021, featuring Todd Davidson, CEO of Travel Oregon, and Oregon Tourism Commission chair Scott Youngblood, general manager of Embassy Suites Washington Square. Learn more about Travel Oregon’s plan for recovery for…