The Coronavirus pandemic is causing extreme hardship on our downtown community. We must work together to collectively support our downtown in any way that we can – order takeout, shop online, purchase gifts cards, donate to nonprofits providing essential services to the public, and reach out to those in need.
Please take care of each other and continue to show love to our local businesses. #dtvanwa
*Businesses – Please tag Vancouver’s Downtown Association in any important posts or updates, so we can help relay information.
- The Governor’s Office has a resource list for impacted businesses and employers, including filing extensions and tax assistance through DOR
- Department of Commerce has information about SBA loans and small business tools
- Employment Security Department’s Scenarios and Benefits Infographic
- Columbia River Economic Development Council Business Resources
- Greater Portland Inc Resources for Greater Portland Businesses
- Employment Security Department’s programs for businesses impacted by COVID19
- Washington Retail Association has a dedicated COVID-19 resource page that includes information for employers and retailer-specific guidance
- The CDC has interim guidance specific to community/faith-based organizations as well as businesses/employers
- Facebook also has ideas for business resiliency during the outbreak
- A list of 7 Things You Can Do to Support Local Businesses by Sustainable Connections
Clark County Public Utilities:
“Disconnections have been suspended and no customers are without power or water. Any customer experiencing hardship should call us – we don’t want anyone in our community to have additional worry because of these critical services.” CLICK HERE to learn more.
City of Vancouver Utilities:
“The City of Vancouver Utility has a long history of working with its customers during times of severe weather and hardships. During this time of uncertainty and concern surrounding the novel coronavirus (COV-19), we want to assure you, our customers, that the community’s well-being is of highest priority to us. We encourage any customer experiencing financial hardship to call us so we can help with payment arrangements and/or assistance through the Help to Others (H2O) program, where applicable. To connect with a City of Vancouver Utility Customer Service representative, please call 360-487-7999 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While our office remains open during normal hours as of this time, we are requesting customers to manage their accounts through our on-line services or use phone or email to contact us, so that you and our employees stay safe and healthy. As a customer, you can manage your account, including starting/stopping service, checking water usage and paying bills, through our online services.” CLICK HERE to learn more.