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Mar 20, 2020

As of March 20, 2020 No Confirmed Cases in Curry County, State Announces Cases Daily

Curry County currently has no confirmed cases of COVID-19. As of 8:30 a.m. today, March 20, 2020. Oregon now has a total of 114 people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The Oregon Health Authority announces cases of the novel coronavirus daily.
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Mar 16, 2020

Businesses Impacted By Virus

The County Economic Development Division encourages businesses to take precautionary measures to ensure best practices are followed so employees aren’t affected and can serve the public, while also taking measures to protect their customers.  According to Business Oregon, actively encouraging sick employees to stay home, emphasizing respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene, and performing routine environmental cleaning, are some of the key preventive steps a business can implement to help prevent the spread of the virus. 
Summer Matteson, the County Economic Development Coordinator, reports, “businesses should make sure they are properly insured, and consider interruption insurance.  Oregon also has several financial resources, such as their loan funds, that some people may need.”  Matteson says businesses should contact her office and she can help them navigate the Business Oregon website to find the best resource that fits the business owner’s needs.  “We’ve been through this with the sinkhole in 2016, and we’re ready to help again, should people need the assistance.” 
Business Oregon has begun a Business Recovery Network to track the impacts of the virus on businesses.  The information the state receives helps the county and the state know the impact of the disaster, and also helps the state be able to make low interest economic disaster loans available.  If you are a business, and you believe you have been negatively impacted, contact Business Oregon, or Summer Matteson.  The Business Oregon contact is Sean Stevens, Sean.Stevens@oregon.gov.
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Feb 20, 2020

County Seeking RFP  (Request For Proposal) for Financial Services. Submission Deadline April 1, 2020 4:00PM PST

Curry County, Oregon is looking for a Contractor to provide key functions typically performed by a County Finance Director. Responsibilities include budget development and management; accounting and financial reporting; implementing and maintaining of policies and procedures; annual audit preparation and support; and other municipal accounting and finance services.
Curry County will award a contract to the individual or firm which best meets the needs of the County. Curry County reserves the right to cancel this procurement or reject any and all proposals received in accordance with ORS 279B.100, or to negotiate separately with any source whatsoever in any manner necessary to serve the best interest of the County. Interested individuals or firms must meet the submittal requirements identified in this RFP.  Click here for RFP

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Feb 20, 2020

Seeking RFP for Feasibility Study for a New Courthouse. Submission Deadline Deadline Is April 1 2020, 4:00PM PST

Curry County, Oregon is requesting proposals for an architect or related firm to prepare a feasibility study to design and build a new courthouse. The current courthouse was built in 1956 and is 16,100 square feet. Adjacent to the courthouse is a 20,000 square foot Sheriff’s Office and 35 bed jail. Due to space constraints, the administrative offices are in a separate building; a 17,100 square foot parking garage converted to office space. Veteran services are provided off-site in a different city than where the current courthouse is located.  
The County wishes to build a new courthouse (government services building). The new courthouse needs to house all County government offices, including the Sheriff’s Office and jail, and required state offices.
The new courthouse could either be built on the existing site, across the road, or on a new site yet to be determined. The current courthouse is in the tsunami inundation zone. Click here for the RFP

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Oct 08, 2019

County Announces Amnesty Program

As a way to increase assessment revenues and improve health and safety, the Board approved an order creating a six month amnesty program whereby if people voluntarily come forward to get their permits, penalties assessed by the Community Development Department will be waived. 
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Click to read the Order creating the Amnesty Program.

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Feb 22, 2018

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