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Washington County extends deadline for restaurants, hotels and others to apply for Coronavirus Relief Funds

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Sponsored by: Health and Human Services Department, Public Health Division

Washington County has extended the deadline for food service and tourist establishments to apply for Coronavirus Relief Funds until December 16, 2020. Eligible businesses can receive $500-$4,900 for operational expenses. The amount a business can receive is at least as much as their annual license fee.

“Only about one-third of eligible establishments applied for relief funds by our previous deadline,” said Environmental Health Program Supervisor Jon Kawaguchi. “We’ve extended the application period because we know that many more restaurants, mobile food units, hotels and others could benefit from this financial assistance.”

Business owners can apply online at by filling out a simple form and attaching their W-9. Owners with multiple food service and tourist licenses will need to complete a separate application for each license.

To request a hard copy of the application, call Washington County Environmental Health at 503-846-8722.

Media Contact:

Wendy Gordon, Department Communications Coordinator