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COVID Business Resources


Local Business Rules and Resources - Clark County Enters PHASE 2 (6/5/2020)

City Resources: 

The City has established a Camas Business Forum to help our local businesses connect and communicate with Mayor McDonnell, Council Members and City staff.  Our forum helps to:

  • Address general questions and concerns, especially with the many changes, recommendations and mandates of the Governor during the COVID pandemic,
  • Make requests of the City to help implement the
    Governor's Safe Start guidelines for our local
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  • Locate important business information and resources.    

For immediate questions, please email business@cityofcamas.us or call 360-834-6864 for the Mayor's Office.  

This page contains information and resources in an effort to provide support to our local businesses.   The responses at the state and county level weigh heavily on our community returning to a safe start.  Throughout the Phases as new developments arise, we will do our best to keep businesses updated and timely informed on local responses.

The Downtown Camas Association also maintains a resource page for our businesses.  Visit the Downtown Camas Association page for: 

Camas Business Resources
Local Take Out MENUS!
Event Information and Updates

And much more!  

The City has posted signs and is reserving some downtown parking spots for temporary curbside pickups.   This is to help both citizens purchasing food or items To-Go and facility quick loading or unloading of materials or merchandise to accommodate the Safe Start Plan.   The curbside parking spots are limited to 10 minute parking.

See the map for marked locations.

Govenor's Guidelines and Phase Updates: 

State Guidance and Resources for employers and business owners: State Resources  

PPP and EIDL funding still taking applications!

On July 4th, Congress approved the extension for PPP loans to August 8th--you're encouraged to apply as they are forgivable for eligible expenses. All the info and applications here: Paycheck Protection Program.  Information on Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs):  EIDLs are low-interest, long-term loans available to small businesses and nonprofits. SBA expanded the eligibility criteria for the EIDL program earlier in June. Small businesses may check eligibility and apply for an EIDL on the U.S. Small Business Administration website. Interest rates are 3.75% for small businesses, 2.75% for nonprofits. EIDLs may be used to pay debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills not already covered by Paycheck Protection Program loans. Businesses and nonprofits can use a combination of PPP and EIDL loans as long as the funds are used for different expenses.  The EIDL Advance emergency grant may provide up to $10,000 to small businesses (1,000 per employee). This advance is designed to provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. This loan advance will not have to be repaid.


Clark County has been approved to move to Phase 2 as of June 5, 2020. 

TAKEN FROM THE GOVENOR'S SAFE START PLAN (page 5) updated May 31, 2020:

Requirements for All Employers All phases – Employers are required to: Beginning June 8, all employees will be required to wear a cloth facial covering, with the following exceptions: when working alone in an office, vehicle, or at a job site; if the individual is deaf or hard of hearing, or is communicating with someone who relies on language cues such as facial markers and expression and mouth movements as a part of communication; if the individual has a medical condition or disability that makes wearing a facial covering inappropriate; or when the job has no in-person interaction. Employers must provide cloth facial coverings to employees, unless their exposure dictates a higher level of protection under the Department of Labor and Industries’ safety and health rules and guidance. Refer to Coronavirus Facial Covering and Mask Requirements for additional details. Employees may choose to wear their own facial coverings at work, provided it meets the minimum requirements.

Phase 2 includes restaurants and taverns (<50% capacity and table sizes no larger than 5), in-store retail shopping, real estate, professional services, new construction, hair and nail salons/barbers, housecleaning services and many others.
Clark County can apply to move to Phase 3 of the reopening plan after three weeks in Phase 2. The county must meet metrics set by the state for case numbers, hospital capacity, testing capacity, case interviews and contact notifications, and outbreaks in order to move to the next phase.

“As people resume activities outside of the home, it’s important to continue taking precautions to keep yourself and others in the community healthy,” said Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County health officer and Public Health director. “The virus hasn’t gone away. We need to stay vigilant to prevent COVID-19 transmission from increasing in our community.”

Govenors's Full Phase COVID-19 Resource for Businesses and Workers

Phase 2 guidelines for these types of businesses and activities include requirements to ensure employee and customer health and safety. Review the guidelines by business/activity type:  

Looking Forward to Phase 3: Business Template for Phase 3


The Governor's Safe Start Washington plan indicates the following business and activity levels to be allowed during Phase 3: 

  • Restaurants/taverns <75% capacity/ table size no larger than 10
  • Bar areas in restaurants/taverns at <25% capacity
  • Movie theaters at <50% capacity
  • Customer-facing government services (telework remains strongly encouraged)
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • All other business activities not yet listed except for nightclubs and events with greater than 50 people
  • Outdoor group recreational sports activities (50 or fewer people)
  • Recreational facilities at <50% capacity (gyms, public pools, etc.)
  • Professional sports without audience participation (horseracing, baseball, etc.)
  • Resume non-essential travel

Additional guidelines for Phase 3 have not yet been released. However, the Safe Start Washington plan does include requirements for businesses to follow during all four phases.


Quick Links


To communicate local COVID questions or concerns to City Staff please e-mail:


Downtown Camas Association
Camas Business Resources

Safe Start

Washington Plan

Business Template for
Phase 3

Face Masks and Cloth Face Coverings

Voluntary Contact Information Guidance

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance

AWB Business Tool Kit

Covid19 Business Resources for Washington State

Providing small businesses with access to capital

Crisis Planning Tools & Resources

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Info

PPP Application

PPP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) & Advance Info

EIDL & Loan Advance Application

All U.S. Small Business Association Programs

Free Webinars





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