COVID-19 Resources & Announcements
ORLA continues to work on behalf of Oregon's hospitality industry to provide advocacy, information and resources to help in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage hospitality industry members to stay informed by subscribing to emails and following the CEO Blog.
Covid Contact / Quarantine Procedures: ORLA has been in contact with the Governor's office and OHA for clarification on what to do when an employee may have been in close contact with someone confirmed to have Covid-19. The following resources and FAQs were provided:
Addressing Refusal to Work and No Shows
The workforce shortage is a serious challenge for the industry as restaurants and lodging establishments across the state have had to reduce operating hours, minimize menu options and hold rooms offline due to lack of staff resources. ORLA remains engaged on this issue, advocating for solutions to contributing factors like child care and the extension of unemployment benefits to those who are not making an effort to find a job or get rehired. In case you weren’t aware, employers do have rights to report “no shows” and refusals of suitable work for job offers to the Oregon Employment Department.
Vaccines for the Hospitality Industry
Outdoor Dining / Heaters
ORLA stays in touch with the Oregon Fire Marshall’s Office (OFMO) to ensure our industry has the guidance necessary to provide safe outdoor dining space. See the following resources for providing safe outdoor spaces: