WA State – Business, Employer & Employee Resources
WA State Coronavirus Response Resources Page
Extensive list of state resources for businesses and employees.
Unemployment Insurance, Benefits & Taxes
Tips from the Employment Security Department…
Preparing fully before applying will help the process go smoother. Everyone who is eligible will receive benefits – and it will be paid retroactive to their date of eligibility
Main Page for Unemployment Information in WA State
Video of Shared Work Program overview
“The Employment Security Department (ESD) can: Help businesses and workers facing major layoffs, and help prevent layoffs from happening.”
Working Washington Emergency Grants
Check status of availability of emergency funding.
WA State Resources
Business Relief During COVID-19 Pandemic
Indoor service prohibition for bars, taverns, distilleries and wineries amended
WA State Department of Health: Workplace and Employee Resources & Recommendations
Disaster planning information, guide, and emergency procedures workbook.
Virtual clinic helps small businesses and nonprofits connect with a lawyer to navigate the legal issues they are experiencing due to Covid-19
Learn about the Governor’s 3 Overriding Goals.
Certain low risk construction projects can re-start as long as they can comply with the state’s COVID-19 Safety Plan
The proclamation provides older workers and those with underlying health conditions a series of rights and protections.
Governor Jay Inslee has issued a Stay at Home, Stay Healthy order. This is a list of social distancing recommendations currently in place
The Governor has designated “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” to help state, local, tribal, and industry partners as they work to protect communities, while ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security.
Submit this form and let them know why your business should be considered and essential business.
City of Woodinville
King & Snohomish Counties, & Local – Business, Employer & Employee Resources
A Guide For Businesses & Organizations
Public Health – Seattle & King County
Guidance for retail businesses and service operators to protect from the spread of COVID-19
An extensive list of resources and materials for employers and employees related to COVID-19.
Operational requirements, checklists and more
The state’s health insurance exchange has opened a special enrollment period for qualified individuals who are or become uninsured
Federal & US – Business, Employer & Employee Resources
Complete Information & Links by U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Coronavirus and USDA Assistance for Farmers
USDA Service Centers are open for business by phone appointment only, and our team is assisting agricultural producers with disaster assistance, conservation, safety net, and farm loan programs and services like conservation planning and acreage reporting.
SBA – Small Business Administration / EIDL
The federal Small Business Administration (SBA) may be able to provide assistance through the Economic Injury Disaster Loans program to businesses that have suffered substantial economic injury in an eligible disaster area.
A central hub of up-to-date information and best practices for small business resilience at this time. The completely free resource center includes financial support resources, live and on-demand educational
content and access to remote mentoring.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
General workplace health and safety information.
Centers For Disease Control
Recommended strategies for employers to use now, response plans and more.
Grants & Industry Specific Relief Opportunities
Facebook is offering Small Business Grants to qualifying businesses located in King County
ArtsWA grants support the work of arts organizations across Washington State.
Food Service Workers that LIVE in King County. Apply for financial assistance from The Plate Fund. Donations are also needed to add to this fund.
Customer relationships are key in business and especially during this unusual time.
Open to independent restaurants with under 100 employees. Apply here for temporary relief funds up to $15,000.