Payroll Protection Program Applications Open Friday April 3

Starting this Friday, April 3, 2020, small businesses and sole proprietors can apply for a loan through the Paycheck Protection Program. The Department of the Treasury is advising small businesses “to apply as quickly as you can because there is a funding cap.” Payroll Protection Program – lending facts NFIB Summary of Programs, Requirements &… Continue Reading


COVID 19 Impact Survey and Important Resource Links

COVID 19 Business Impact Survey Travel Baker County is working with Travel Oregon, in partnership with Business Oregon and Small Business Development Centers, to help assess how COVID-19 is impacting businesses. Responses to this survey are confidential and will not be shared publicly, only aggregate information will be shared.     We are requesting impact information… Continue Reading


New Outdoor Recreation Closures and Restrictions

Latest Outdoor Recreation  Closures and Restrictions If you’re headed outdoors this weekend please remember that social distancing is still important and plan ahead as there are multiple new closures and other restrictions that you will want to be aware of and plan accordingly.  Please remember that the health and well begin of the communities you… Continue Reading


New Baker County website for coronavirus health and community information

New Baker County website offers key coronavirus health and community information To help members of the Baker County community stay informed about coronavirus disease (COVID-19), its local impacts, and actions being taken to prevent its spread, Baker County today launched a COVID- 19 website, located at https://www.bakercountycovid19.com/. Information. Information on the site will be regularly… Continue Reading


Governor Brown’s Executive Order: Stay Home Except for Essential Needs

Today Gov. Brown tightened social distancing measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. This means every person needs to remain at their place of residence except for essential needs. You can read the full Executive Order 20-12 here: https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19 Executive Order: Stay Home Except for Essential Needs On March 23, I issued Executive Order 20-12, effective… Continue Reading


Social Distancing in the Great Outdoors, Plan Ahead

Social Distancing in the Great Outdoors. With spring here and after a long week of feeling isolated, a  weekend outing to get some fresh air and enjoy the scenery sounds like a great idea.Being surrounded by public lands and great views in Baker County there are lots of options to get outdoors.  If you’re headed… Continue Reading


Northeast Oregon Joint Information Center Daily Update March 18

Northeast Oregon Joint Information Center Daily Update: March 18, 2020 La Grande, Oregon- As of March 18, 2020 there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Baker, Union, or Wallowa counties. Union County Commissioners have declared a State of Emergency. This declaration allows for certain emergency authorities if needed. The list below is the latest information… Continue Reading


Covid 19 updates, links and additional information March 17, 2020

Covid  19 Update in response to the  rapidly evolving Covid 19 pandemic and recent travel, social distancing, and business restriction , Travel Baker County is working closely with our local and state health officials and Travel industry partners.  Our top priority is the health and safety of our guests, our tourism industry partners, and their… Continue Reading