[THIS PAGE HAS MOVED: COVID-19 INFO & RESOURCES]
ORLA is continually monitoring and working on behalf of Oregon's hospitality industry to provide information and resources to help mitigate the negative impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19). With the fluid nature of this situation, ORLA intends to keep hospitality industry members informed by updating this resource page, emailing alerts, and updating the Message from the CEO.
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[3.16.20 - State of Oregon] Governor Kate Brown announced in a press conference today she is closing restaurants and bars across the state and banning gatherings of more than 25 people to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Read the Governor's Executive Order NO. 20-07 relating to prohibition on on-premises consumption of food and drink and prohibition of gatherings of 25 people or more.
[3.14.20 - Secretary of State] Secretary of State Bev Clarno and Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle sent out a bulletin outlining state laws that protect both workers and businesses concerning coronavirus. Read Employer Alert: Guidance for employers on coronavirus
[3.13.20 - BOLI] BOLI Commissioner Val Hoyle agrees that the Governor declaring a state of emergency triggers the exemption for predictive scheduling and will act accordingly. Employers need to show a good faith effort in communicating with employees as soon as possible the scheduling challenges they are facing. Read BOLI's statement here.
[3.13.20 - USDOL] The U.S. Labor Department announced new guidance whereby federal law permits significant flexibility for states to amend their laws in administering their unemployment insurance (UI) programs in multiple scenarios related to COVID-19. Read the announcement.
[3.12.20 - SBA] Announcement: SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)
[3.12.20 - State of Oregon] The Office of the Governor issued the following, Updated Mitigation Measures on Coronavirus Response: "All large gatherings over 250 people are canceled statewide, effectively immediately, for four weeks (through April 8, 2020)."
[3.10.20 - Oregon Health Authority] The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has adopted temporary rules to exclude individuals with COVID-19 from attending or working in schools and children’s facilities, or from working in health care facilities or food service facilities (OAR 333-019-1000); see temporary administrative order. These temporary rules are effective March 9, 2020 through September 4, 2020.
TIPS FOR EMPLOYERS
INFORMATION & RESOURCES
CDC and Oregon Health Authority
RESTAURANT INFORMATION, National Restaurant Association and Partners
LODGING INFORMATION, American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and Partners
Small Business Association and Oregon Business Community
Other Resource for Employers
For more information on Oregon hospitality industry’s ongoing food safety training and certification programs, click here.
ORLAEF ProStart Invitational Resources
The 2020 ProStart Invitational is set for Monday, March 2, 2020, at the Salem Convention Center. Here you can download useful forms, templates and documents related to the event:
Are you interested in transitioning to a CTE culinary program? ProStart® curriculum, hands on training, and experiences benefit your students as they learn how to choose items and make creative menus based on nutrition and budget, utilize safe sanitation techniques, and discover and practice important job readiness and ‘soft skills.’ These skills include communication, teamwork and decision-making, all while learning about the multiple high opportunity / high wage careers the food service industry offers.
“Foundations of Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts” was developed by subject-matter experts and is published by the NRAEF. The two levels of the curriculum – Level One and Level Two – are not designed to be sequential; this makes it possible for small schools with limited resources to offer the ProStart program to students. Learn about new curriculum and teacher resources at Textbooks.restaurant.org.
To order ProStart® curriculum for your school, contact Irina Bakun at 971.224.1515.
ProStart® prepares you to explore a wide range of career opportunities. Careers in nutrition, hospitality management, viticulture, product development, agriculture, culinary arts and customer service are just a few of the options for ProStart® students.
The Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association Education Foundation (ORLAEF) and the National Restaurant Association are proud to offer Oregon ProStart seniors a scholarship opportunity in support of post secondary education.
Guest Service Gold Scholarships for Students
NRAEF has funded a limited number of free scholarships, value at $30, for students to earn an internationally accredited CTE-recognized certification, Certified Guest Service Professional, using a curriculum with real Oregon employees and their stories of customer challenges. More than 800 Oregon industry professionals have been certified since the program’s launch. Contact Sue Smith at 800.462.0619 for scholarship codes.
National Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NRAEF) Scholarships
Students, military servicemen and women and others can now apply for scholarship awards to pursue their dreams of becoming future leaders of the restaurant and foodservice industry. Awards range from $2,500 to $10,000 and can be used towards tuition and fees, books, room and board and other school-related expenses. The scholarships have no age restrictions. Individuals can apply at any age, whether they're recent high-school graduates or adults looking to make a career change. Learn more and apply.
View more information on Culinary Scholarships.
Industry-Related Programs and Courses
These facilities offer skills-based education for those looking to gain proficiencies to help them enter the hospitality industry as well as programs geared to those already employed who want to add credentials to their experience. See list of schools on ORLAEF's page.
Try a new and simple tool to explore a broad selection of restaurant and foodservice positions and chart a course that matches your skills with your career goals. Explore the tool.
Learn more about how ORLAEF partners with the industry to provide workforce development solutions.