Letters of Agreement

We negotiated Letters of Agreement (LOAs), which are short term contract solutions to address unique conditions, that increased protections for employees during this difficult time.

Click here to read the LOAs that have been negotiated with our Private Non-Profit workplaces.

Covid-19 Vaccine

Essential workers will be included in Phase 1b of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution. For information from SEIU 503 and links to additional resources, please click here.

SEIU 503 Member Hardship Fund

In times of need, we’re stronger if we pull together and lift each other up. That’s why our Union created a COVID-19 hardship fund to provide cash assistance to any SEIU member who has faced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Any SEIU member (or sub-local) may donate to the fund, and all members in good standing are eligible to receive funds.

Find out how to apply for benefits or donate to the fund here.

Unemployment Benefits

Governor Brown has issued an executive order loosening the rules around unemployment to help people who are quarantined or temporarily out of work due to COVID-19 – this includes people who need to stay at home to care for a child. Claims can be filed at Oregon.gov/employ or by calling 1-877-FILE-4-UI (1-877-345-3484).

Membership Advantages resources for Covid-19

Membership Advantages are only available to SEIU 503 members.

Members who have LifeMap short term disability insurance through SEIU 503 can file a claim if they contract Covid-19 or a quarantine is imposed on them. Please note that a waiting period of 3 weeks applies before benefits begin. Claims may require formal documentation from a health agency.

Do you have student loans and have seen a disruption to your income as a result of Covid-19? The SEIUMB Student Loan Forgiveness Navigator may be able to help reduce your student loan payments. SmartSavings also offers discounts on online therapy and health programs, educational programs for kids, entertainment and food delivery.

For additional information contact our Member Assistance Center at (844) 503-SEIU (7348).

Child Care

If you are continuing to work during this public health emergency and need child care, please call 211info to get connected with a provider as soon as possible. We’ve put together a guide for SEIU members who are trying to apply.

If you are a childcare provider, we’re working on a letter of agreement with the state – which is like a short-term contract – to ensure the safety and security of childcare workers during the COVID-19 crisis. We will post more information on this page as we receive it.

Here are some additional resources and information from Oregon Early Learning Division.

Community Resource Guide

With information on state and county resources, food assistance, low-cost healthcare, childcare and more, our resource guide is an attempt to pull together all the resources in the state that are available to people impacted by COVID-19.

Have a question you don’t see answered? Submit it here. 

Additional Resources

Latest updates from the Oregon Health Authority


Michelle's efforts to protect her son, Ezra, who has Down Syndrome, from #COVID19 were working until Ezra tested positive after a family visit.

Michelle believes in the vaccine and plans for Ezra to be vaccinated as soon as it’s available for children. https://covidblog.oregon.gov/vaccine-voices-covid-is-unpredictable-its-ugly-and-its-everywhere-your-only-job-is-to-protect-your-kid-as-best-you-can/

Our latest model shows a continued decline in daily cases and hospitalizations through early Nov.: http://ow.ly/IoxE50GwEKj

The est. effective reproduction rate (expected # of secondary cases a single case generates) was .90 on Oct. 6, slightly lower than last week’s projection.

This week, we published a revamped #COVID19 Disease Severity Dashboard.

In addition to case demographic data, the dashboard now features new data that highlights COVID-19-related hospitalizations and deaths in Oregon:

We've teamed up with @OregonDEQ on a project to monitor small public drinking water systems throughout Oregon for the presence of #PFAS —a group of chemicals that are becoming a nationwide health concern.

To learn more, visit http://ow.ly/gjiA50GwEFl.

The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup has recommended the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson #COVID19 boosters for certain populations of fully vaccinated people.

To learn more, visit OHA's blog: http://ow.ly/BThQ50GwCoB

We want to keep you informed about #COVID19 in #Oregon. Data are provisional and change frequently.

For more information, visit http://healthoregon.org/coronavirus.


Oregon is ready to make additional booster doses available to people who are eligible to receive one, if the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup endorses the @CDCgov decisions when they meet later today.

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