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Longview City Info Weekly

NO City Council Meeting Thursday
In response to COVID-19 and public health concerns, and in concert with Governor Inslee’s emergency proclamation, the regular meeting of the Longview City Council scheduled for Thursday, March 26, 2020 has been cancelled. The next regular meeting of the Council is scheduled for Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
 
Next meeting
Thursday, April 9, 2020
7:00 p.m. - Council Meeting

We're Supporting Our Students! Want to Join Us?

Fibre Federal Credit Union and TLC is donating up to $55,000 to assist school meal programs amid the COVID-19 school closures to help ensure students who rely on school meals don’t go hungry. The funds will be disbursed to each of the 24 school districts within our service areas across seven counties. Collectively, these districts serve over 37,000 students. These donated funds will act as a supplement to state-funded breakfasts and lunches already offered by schools.

 

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Info from LaPorte

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Info from LaPorte

The attachments outline the recent federal changes for employees and businesses that are affected by the COVID-19 virus as well as summarizes how Federal labor mandates coordinate with WA & OR labor.

It’s an easy read and I’m sure many employers and employees don’t know that benefits are available. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Jared Morrison

Account Executive

JMorrison@laporte-insurance.com

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Training for Small Businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration's West Virginia District Office and the West Virginia Small Business Development Center will hold electronic trainings on the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program.

Due to the high volume of questions our office is receiving, trainings will be held on a regular basis. Registration is not required however sessions are limited to the first 100 participants. If the session is full please join a session at another time.

​Heritage Bank Note - The times bel​ow are Eastern Standard Times.

Training schedule

RiverCities Transit Temporary Fare Suspension and Service Reductions

Starting today, March 25, RiverCities Transit will suspend fare requirements on buses through April to help protect transit employees and riders through social distancing in response to COVID-19. During this time you will not be required to pay a fare or show a bus pass.

Alabama Street homeless encampment

Due to the pandemic associated with the Novel Coronavirus, and in the interest of the public health and safety of our community, City Manager Kurt Sacha has made the decision to extend the closure date of the Alabama Street encampment indefinitely. Although the timeline for the encampment back in December when the City established the site was clearly understood, circumstances today have changed and are far beyond anyone’s control. To uproot the unhoused at this time would not only create unnecessary angst, but also increase the health risks for several in our community.

Please see the following correspondence from Senator John Braun:

Please see the following correspondence from Senator John Braun:
 
For the business community of the 20th District: I know that businesses in my district want to do everything possible to prepare for a possible shelter in place order by either the federal or state government. The Department of Commerce has a form linked below which is important to this process. Please take the time to look into the details as they might relate to your business. 
 

Stay-at-Home Order & Residential Construction Activity

Stay-at-Home Order & Residential Construction Activity 

Dear Members,
I hope that the attached information helps in providing you with some guidance on the Stay-at-Home order issued by Governor Inslee on March 23. The order will take effect Wednesday, March 25 at 5:30pm.

City of Longview buildings closed to public

To minimize the health impacts of COVID-19 in our area, the City of Longview is closing more buildings and offices to the public.

As of Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the following City of Longview facilities will be closed:

 City Hall

 Longview Fire Department

 Longview Police Department

 Longview Public Library

 Senior Center

 Mint Valley Racquet Complex

 Longview Recreation offices

 All Recreation and Library programs have been cancelled (no facility rentals)

Stay home, stay safe.

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