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One of ORCA's primary goals is to be of service to our members and the industry in general. To that end, we have consolidated relevant information resources about the coronavirus and government programs to provide valuable reference tool.


Please note that we are not lawyers or doctors, but we always strive to provide folks with the best and most accurate information available.




Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information:




Governors Office and Legislative Task force:  The Governor's office has created a great Informational page that has consolidated information from all the relevant state agencies into one location - Bookmark it. Also the legislature's Joint task force has published its recommendations. 

  1. Governor Brown's Oregon Coronavirus Information & Resources page
  2. Reopening Guidance FAQs - Retail Stores, Shopping Centers and Malls (Updated 5-21-2020) (NEW)
  3. OHA -  Mask and Face Covering Guidance for Business, Transit, and the Public (NEW - Retail Employees Required to Wear Face Coverings)
  4. Governor's 90 day Commercial Eviction Ban
  5. Oregon Small Business Navigator
  6. What’s the best way to clean my workplace?
  7. Special Joint Committee on Coronavirus Response - Letter of Recommendations


OLCC Resources: The OLCC has a coronavirus specific page on their website. It covers both Alcohol and Cannabis, which is at the bottom of the page.  Please be sure you review the OHA Guidance as you are required to comply by the Governor's order. If you have questions or ideas for the OLCC please share them with us at Staff@oregoncannabisretailers.com.


  1. OLCC's COVID-19 Business Continuity Information
  2. OHA Guidance - Social Distancing: Keep Your Distance to Prevent COVID-19
  3. OLCC Temporary Rules FAQs for Curbside pick up and OMMP daily purchase limits.
  4. General OLCC Coronavirus FAQs (Covers a series of questions OLCC has been getting form the industry)
  5. Temporary Rules - 845-025-2800 - Retailer Privileges; Prohibitions
  6. Temporary Rules - 845-025-0885 - On-Site Delivery of Marijuana by Retailer



Oregon Health Administration (OHA): 


  1. Oregon Health Authority - COVID-19 Updates 
  2. OHA Guidance for the Use of Cannabis During the COVID-19 Pandemic (NEW)
  3. Reopening Guidance FAQs - Retail Stores, Shopping Centers and Malls (Updated 5-21-2020) (NEW)
  4. OHA -  Mask and Face Covering Guidance for Business, Transit, and the Public (NEW - Retail Employees Required to Wear Face Coverings)
  5. COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions
  6. OHA Guidance - Social Distancing: Keep Your Distance to Prevent COVID-19



Center for Disease Control (CDC) And World Health Organization (WHO): Sanitation best practices for the work place: Please work with your staff to promote and reinforce all the recommended best practices for sanitation and disinfection in the work place. 


  1. CDC Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
  2. Resources for Businesses and Employers 
  3. Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
  4. Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility
  5. CDC Keeping the workplace safe
  6. WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public




The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI): Has a division called Technical Assistance (TA) for Employers and it is an amazing resource. It provides free advice to employers about all labor law and civil rights law in the state, and most importantly it has a strict firewall between itself and the enforcement divisions. Employers therefore can get free advice without fear of self reporting. 

If you have any questions about sick time or any type of employee leave please do not hesitate to call or email them - 971-673-0824 or bolita@boli.state.or.us.


  1. Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, Technical Assistance for Employers 
  2. Oregon BOLI Coronavirus and Workplace Laws
  3. Oregon BOLI COVID-10/Coronavirus in Oregon: Facts about Sick Time - 
  4. Oregon BOLI Sick Time Law
  5. Oregon BOLI Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA)    



Employment Department:

 

  1. COVID-19 Related Business Layoffs, Closures, and Unemployment Insurance Benefits 
  2. COVID-19 Workplace Scenarios and Available Sick Leave/Unemployment Benefits
  3. Temporary Rules for Unemployment Insurance Benefits Flexibility 
  4. Work Share Oregon - Helps an employer reduces the hours of work for a group of workers instead of terminating staff.
  5. Oregon Unemployment Insurance Benefits FAQS 




Oregon Department of Revenue:


  1. Department of Revenue offices switching to appointment only 
  2. Marijuana tax program 
  3. COVID-19 tax relief options (Filling extension to July 15) 
  4. Filing Extensions FAQs




Federal Programs, Resources and Information: (Cannabis businesses won't qualify for these - We are working on it)


  1. The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES Act).
  2. SBA Disaster Assistance Funding Programs
  3. Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
  4. Senator Merkley's - Economic Recovery hub for Oregon Businesses and 501(c)(3) Nonprofits
  5. Senator Merkley's - New Federal Emergency FAQs and Resources
  6. List of Federal Agencies' Coronavirus Webpages




Coronavirus Tracking Resources:


  1. Oregon Health Authority - Oregon Coronavirus COVID-19 Cases
  2. Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE)
  3. Washington Post - Mapping the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S. and worldwide
  4. CDC - Coronavirus Cases in the US



Special Members Section:


The Client Centered Network:  Oregon Cannabis And Covid-19 three minute updates


In response to the COVID-19 outbreak The Client Centered Network is launching a series of 3 minute videos to help Oregon consumers, budtenders, and dispensaries stay informed and safely access cannabis.  The first installment is posted with information for consumers on curbside pick-up, home delivery, and dispensary operation changes.  Please share with your staff, advocacy group, or newsletter readers. Access the videos and other COVID-19 resources from our favorite acronym organizations (OLCC, OHA, CDC and of course ORCA) on the CCN home page at http://www.clientcn.com/.


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Left Coast Financial ServicesAll-in-one solutions for high-risk industries.


Left Coast Financial Solutions is an Oregon based financial Institution serving the Cannabis Community. Left Coast works with a federal credit union to provide an online and mobile payment platform, enabling you to make and receive payments 24/7, wherever you are. Left Coast also offers free onsite cash pickup and deposit across Oregon to get your money safely and securely into your account. And you don't need an existing bank or credit union account.

Left Coast can integrate with existing bank or credit union accounts, as well as, your preferred bookkeeping software to provide electronic checking as well as automatic and recurring payments.

Left Coast's compliance-based approach ensures your account will not be closed due to any bias or prejudice against cannabis related businesses.

 

 

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Shift Processing: Cannabis Credit Card Processing

In response to the Governors Executive Order NO. 20-12 with respect to social distancing, curbside pick up and delivery, Shift is pleased to announce that our credit and debit card solutions can now be processed on any device that can connect to the internet. This means your existing tablets and smart phones can be used to accept payment!

Please call 206-898-3579 or email Cannabis@shiftprocessing.com to get your dispensary set up today!


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Cannabis Cashier: Cannabis Cashier, America's Leading Dispensary ATM Provider

Cannabis Cashier provides secure ATM processing, retail cash recyclers and customer loyalty software for marijuana retailers throughout the United States.

We’ve been in the ATM industry for over 20 years and currently provide ATM and cash loading services to over 300 marijuana retailers throughout the United States. Our main ATM services include processing, cash loading and placement services. We also have a team of trained service technicians available to assist you 24/7.

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Jory Payments: Providing credit & debit card acceptance to the industry since 2018

The Jory Card platform is compliant with all State and Federal rules.

Jory Payments provides your customers with a frictionless payment experience. They use their own bank issued card, swipe it and go. No account setup, no app to download. Fast & simple.

Boost your sales and your employee tips. Our average Oregon client sees a boost of 50% in ticket sales vs. cash.

Call Troy for a demo or to learn more: 503-597-9925

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Next Stage Payments: Merchant Processing Solutions for Todays Industries

At Next Stage Payments we have 30 years of experience in the payments industry, with an emphasis on Cannabis, CBD, and other industries that can’t get processing through typical means.  We have been a proud member of ORCA for over a year. 

In the Cannabis industry we can help with Cashless ATM’s, E-wallet options, and blockchain options.  We also have options for ACH payments for Farms and Manufactures.  Next Stage Payments is here to help you navigate all your payment needs.  Please contact us to review options including your new Curbside and Delivery options. 

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