COVID-19 Update

Representative Bill Post

An Inspirational Story

bell foods

I wanted to tell you a story of a businessman in a neighboring House District to mine who has an amazing story of his business doing what it takes to help Oregon.

Robert Eakle is the CEO of Bell Foods in Gervais (here is their website: Bell Foods has been around for a long time with a normal operation of 4 production lines for blueberries, salsas, spaghetti sauces, cocktail mixes and other liquids. With over 100,000 square feet it’s quite a facility. When the Covid-19 hit Oregon, Robert was forced to make a decision: let his 30 employees go or do something radical? He went radical and started producing hand sanitizer! Here is the product and information: adical and started producing hand sanitizer!

Read the full story by clicking here.

Stay Informed

I wanted to send a quick update with useful information you may or may not be aware of. You can also sign up for daily text updates by clicking here or follow my Facebook page for the quickest updates. 

As always, please let me know if my office can be of any assistance. We will get through this together. 

Be well,


Bill Post
State Representative - HD 25

Small Business Centers


Oregon’s Small Business Development Centers remain committed in every community throughout our state to supporting small business recovery efforts. Get more information here!

Grocery Guidelines


NW Natural

  • We will not disconnect or charge late fees for customers who can’t make a payment due to impacts caused by the coronavirus. Customers will continue to receive bills and past-due notices. But NW Natural will not send a final shut-off notice and disconnect service.
  • NW Natural will donate $1 million to children and families at risk. In response to COVID-19, we are focusing these contributions to community organizations that support those in need, including food banks, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, emergency responders and community action partners and have made these unrestricted grants.

Read more here.

Credit Unions

  •  OnPoint Community Credit Union is helping members by allowing them to skip their April and May payments on eligible loans and will not charge penalties for early withdrawals from certificates of deposit. Sound investment and retirement advice is available from experienced financial advisors. The credit union has also contributed $100,000 to Meals on Wheels People to ensure vulnerable seniors have access to fresh food throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Moreover, to support local businesses, OnPoint is ordering lunch for employees every day.
  • Mid Oregon Credit Union is refunding foreign ATM fees when members use a machine not owned by Mid Oregon, up to $10 per month through the end of April, waiving fees for online and phone payments, eliminating fees for loan modifications until further notice, and communicating to members that help is available as they navigate their financial difficulties.
  • Rivermark Credit Union is waiving fees for skip-a-pay and financial counselors are on staff ready to assist.
  • Central Willamette Credit Union is working with their community to provide funds for the local food bank.
  • Advantis Credit Union has notified members that they can skip an Advantis loan payment, even if they have already skipped one payment in the last 12 months -- and pay no processing fee. The credit union is offering an emergency loan with simple terms no payment due until 60 days after funding. Advantis has advised its members to reach out to discuss other options that might fit the member’s unique circumstances.
  • Wauna Credit Union is offering members credit card limit increases and easy cash loans up to $1,100.
  • Northwest Community CU reported 51 loan modifications and 194 payment extensions in just one week.

Oregon Health Authority


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Delay of Corporate Activities Tax


Today, 49 business organizations all signed on to a letter urging the Governor and the legislature to do one of the following:

  1. Delay the implementation of the Corporate Activities Tax for the first two quarters of 2020 to allow employers to rebound and rebuild.
  2. Continue a partial assessment of the CAT that builds on the priorities of the tax, while acknowledging the unprecedented time we are in. Provide employers a temporary option of filing under a reduced rate for the first two quarters of 2020.

Department of Business and Consumer Services


The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services issued a temporary emergency order yesterday in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. It requires all insurance companies to extend grace periods for premium payments, postpone policy cancellations and nonrenewals, and extend deadlines for reporting claims. Click here to learn more.

COVID-19 Enforcement


The Oregon State Police has answered your questions regarding the enforcement of the Governor's most recent Emergency Order.

Read more here.

SitSat Report

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