Published: February 20, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine?

Learn about the COVID-19 Vaccine.

Where to get a vaccine?

  1. Contact your healthcare provider or medical insurance provider.
  2. Check to see if there is a clinic operating in your county. Click here for Oregon or here for Washington State.
  3. Contact your local pharmacy.
  4. Contact Tribal Governments.

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SEIU 503 Office Information

Click here for the latest information on SEIU 503 office hours during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Resources for Members


Both first and second vaccine appointments are scheduled via the clinic you attend or your healthcare provider. SEIU 503 is providing vaccine information as a courtesy.

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 more here.


Unemployment Benefits & Other State Services

In these challenging times public services are more important than ever. But they’re not always easy to navigate. Please check the resources pages above that provide specific information for different job classifications. But for general information, our Union has created GetHelpCOVIDoregon.org, a one-stop resource for the public services that will help us get through the public health and economic crisis we face.


Are you facing eviction or housing insecurity?

Oregon has a new eviction moratorium valid throughout the state from December 23, 2020-June 30, 2021. If you are unable to pay rent, you must give your landlord a signed statement in order to protect yourself from eviction.

Click here for additional information on the moratorium. Click here for a template of the signed statement.

Haga clic aquí para obtener información adicional. Haga clic aquí para firmar una declaración.


New OSHA Rules Governing Safety

Workers across Oregon have won new workplace safety rules that are going to help protect us as this spike in Covid-19 cases happens. On November 6 the Oregon Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) filed the Emergency Temporary Standard to help keep us safe on the job. These new protections include:

  • Transparency and reporting about exposure and cases.
  • Training on how to safely deal with the situation.
  • Science-based information that will be provided in a clear and concise way to employees to lower risk potentials.
  • Proper ventilation.

Read More Here…


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.


Pandemic-linked anti-Asian hate and bias

Since the start of the pandemic there has been an uptick in anti-Asian and anti-Muslim violence – including incidents in Oregon. There is no place for this kind of violence and hatred in our community, and we extend our wishes for healing and support to those who have been affected. We encourage anyone who witnesses an incident to report it.

To report an incident, go to reporthatePDX.com. You can also call the Oregon Department of Justice’s Bias Response Hotline at 1-844-924-BIAS, 711 for Oregon Relay, or go to StandAgainstHate.Oregon.gov. Learn more in PUAH Resilience to Hate Resource Guide. The Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) created this in collaboration with the Portland United Against Hate coalition, and has been made possible in part by a grant from the City of Portland. This guide also has references for mental health and victim support resources.

APANO has compiled information related to Coronavirus in Asian and Pacific Islander languages.

Want to do more. Check out this toolkit from the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance.


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

 

🏨#Hospitals in our area are full of patients w/flu, COVID & other illnesses. If you suspect a poisoning, call #PoisonControl first: 1-800-222-1222. Free treatment advice from our experts may save you a trip to the hosp. & keep beds available for those who need them most🧵1/2

The combination of surging flu, RSV and COVID-19 cases is pushing hospitals past their ICU adult and pediatric bed capacity. That’s why we—and our several doctors—today urged everyone to wear a mask in crowded indoor spaces.

To learn more visit: http://ow.ly/5rBt50LZ4Mo

Dr. Dean Sidelinger, deputy state health officer and state epidemiologist, providing an update this afternoon: “This is normally the time we give our monthly COVID-19 update. We’re still doing that, but this time in the context of the greater challenge our state is facing.”

As we transition COVID-19 service, temporary pandemic response resources are closing or being integrated into existing health care systems.

This Friday, Dec. 9, http://getvaccinated.oregon.gov will close.

To find a COVID-19 vaccine go to http://vaccines.gov.

We’re tracking data to understand the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon. This dashboard is updated weekly.

Data are provisional and subject to change.

For more information, including COVID-19 data by county, visit http://ow.ly/XfB950LRMCk.

Flu activity is high and continues to increase in Oregon.
This National Influenza Vaccination Week is your reminder that there’s still time to get a flu vaccine.

Get a flu vaccine and fight flu. To find a flu vaccine near you, visit http://vaccines.gov. #FightFlu @CDCFlu

Tonight from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., join @KATUNews for a live Town Hall to discuss alcohol addiction in Oregon: http://ow.ly/aoPG50LWTKj

The town hall will feature four expert panelists, including Dr. Tom Jeanne, deputy state health officer and deputy state epidemiologist.

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