Where to get a vaccine?
- Contact your healthcare provider or medical insurance provider.
- Check the State of Oregon vaccination page for information about where you can get your shot. The “Vaccine Information Tool” is what you need to use to book an appointment.
- Check for vaccine clinics in your area. Click here for Oregon or here for Washington State.
- SEIU partnership clinics. SEIU 503 is partnering with healthcare providers to make vaccine appointments available to our members. Make sure your email address is up-to-date. SEIU 503 will send you information about clinics in your area.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
- 211 is the go-to public phone number to get information about Novel Coronavirus and referrals to programs for food, shelter, health care and more. CALL 211 or 1-866-698-6155; TEXT your zip code to 898211 (TXT211); EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Visit the Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 website for weekly public updates about how many people are being monitored in Oregon, as well as sharing updates about how Oregon families can help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
- Ten Steps for preventing Coronavirus: in English and Spanish
- API Materials: The Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) has compiled information related to Coronavirus in Asian and Pacific Islander languages.
- UndocuScholars has created a list of resources available to undocumented people.
Latest updates from the Oregon Health Authority