House District 39 newsletter update

Representative Christine Drazan

Hello friends and neighbors,

I hope you and your families are all doing well and taking the necessary precautions to stay healthy. This morning, Governor Brown issued an executive order in which she made a request of all Oregonians: Stay Home. Save lives. Our public health experts and experts across the state and country believe this week is a critical week to try and bend the curve of COVID-19 in our communities. Every single one of us, no matter our age, plays a crucial roll in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our communities and our state. Please look out for your neighbors too. We are all in this together.

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Help for small businesses

Many businesses are reducing employee hours or laying off staff. Business owners want to know what can be done for employees who are wondering how to pay rent and utilities. The following list of resources is from Oregon’s Secretary of State’s Office. The fastest way to get in touch with the SOS team is by emailing, using the “Need Help?” button found on most state agency websites or visiting

Unemployment options, including the WorkShare program

The Oregon Labor and Industries Technical Assistance for Employers page at  has information about employer obligations and responsibilities.

Business Oregon has a robust list of financial resources including non-bank lenders at

The US Small Business Administration offers disaster assistance in the form of SBA loans to designated states. Information about these loans is available at

The latest COVID-19/Coronavirus information on resources for workers and business owners is available at

food bank

Will your family face a food shortage during this time? Here are some local resources to help.

Estacada Food Bank -

Canby Center -

St. Patrick's -

Oregon food bank food finder -

Resources for your students

The Oregon Department of Education filed a request last week to waive state standardized tests this year. If approved, the waiver would free Oregon schools from testing students this spring. Each school district around the state is working hard to make a plan for our students' success as we navigate through this COVID-19 crisis. Be sure to check your district's website often once spring break is over as they provide different resources for your students. Here is a great link from the Canby School District that offers some at home activities for your students while they work from home. 

Need insurance help?

has your monthly income changed?

If your work situation has changed, you may qualify for health insurance through the Oregon Health Plan (OHP). Eligibility for OHP is based on monthly income and other requirements. That means you may qualify for OHP now, even if you've been denied in the past. The best way to see if you qualify is to apply. Visit for more information. Other options for health insurance include: and 

As always, it is my pleasure to serve my community. Please reach out to my office aytime.

Drazan Signature Line

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1439
Capitol Address: 900 Court St NE, H-395, Salem, OR 97301