COVID-19 is triggering thousands of job losses while creating demand in other areas. Fred Meyer, Safeway-Albertsons and Amazon are struggling to keep up with customer demand.
For job opportunities in Oregon, go to oregon.gov/jobs. For job opportunities with Amazon, go to amazon.jobs. If you need unemployment benefits, you can find information on how to do that at oregon.gov. Unemployment insurance is available for most workers who lose their jobs. If you’re temporarily laid off, you may still qualify.
If you need help paying bills or groceries, Deschutes County has a list on its website for who to contact.
Small businesses economically impacted by COVID-19 may qualify for assistance through the U.S. Small Business Association. See disasterloan.sba.gov/ela for details and to apply.
Pandemic Partners — Redmond on Facebook is a community group for those in need in the Redmond area. Contact facebook.com/groups/PandemicPartnersRedmond
Central Oregon Emergency Information Network will collect Personal Protective Equipment to donate to health provider. Accepted equipment includes N95 masks, NIOSH-approved respirators, surgical masks including pediatric earloop masks, isolation gowns, nitrile exam gloves, hand sanitizer (cannot have glitter), rubbing alcohol, pure aloe vera gel, lactated ringers and medical face shields. Donations will be accepted through Friday from 10 a.m.-noon at Redmond Fire and Rescue.