The health and safety of workplaces is of utmost importance to the Oregon Employment Department. This information provides general guidance to employers, workers, and job seekers who may be impacted by the COVID-19 virus.

This web page will be updated as more information becomes available. The Oregon Employment Department is working with partner agencies nationwide and the U.S. Department of Labor to ask for additional unemployment benefits options related to COVID-19.


For Frequently Asked Questions, to file a claim, to review unemployment insurance benefits, COVID-19 workplace practices, and to find the Worksource Oregon Resource Guide.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Businesses

OEDA Businesses with Coronavirus Impact Assistance

IRS Tax Relief Options

  • The Internal Revenue Service has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. This page will be updated as new information is available.

ODR Tax Relief Options

  • The Oregon Department of Revenue is evaluating options related to tax deferment. For companies, the department has announced it will not assess underpayment penalties under the Corporate Activity Tax to taxpayers making a good-faith estimate of first quarter payments. It is providing updates on its website.