For immediate questions, please email email@example.com 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:
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.
SAFE START WASHINGTON: PHASED REOPENING COUNTY-BY-COUNTY
“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.”
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:
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.
To communicate local COVID questions or concerns to City Staff please e-mail: