On Monday, March 23, 2020, Governor Inslee’s announced a State wide Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order. The entire proclamation can be viewed in the above link, as can the document outlining what is deemed essential businesses.
- CDC’s Resources for Businesses and Employers
- World Health Organizations, Situation Reports. WHO is releasing daily situation reports with updated information and statistics on total cases and new cases being reported.
- Employment Resources and Benefits for employers and workers
- Governor Inslee’s announcement of State wide shut-down of Restaurants, bars, and expands social gathering restrictions.
- King County –King County Executive Dow Constantine and Health Officer Jeff Duchin issued Local Health Order aligned with Governor Inslee’s public health actions effective, March 16.
- Pierce County – Pierce County Public Health has a website dedicated to what Stay Home Stay Healthy means, resources for Washington State residents, and guidelines to help disinfect and up to date numbers on cases in Pierce County.
- Snohomish County – Snohomish County Public Health‘s website has advice for residents, current numbers of cases in the area, as well as other resources!
- Clark County – Clark County Public Health‘s website also has advice for residents, current numbers of cases in the area, as well as other resources!
** These counties are a small sample of the local information available to Washington residence. We encourage you to view your own counties public health websites for more information!
- City of Seattle – Suspension of Permitted Events. To prevent the further spread of COVID-19, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has suspended all permitted events, effective March 16 until at least April 13, pending updated public health guidance. These include farmers markets, cultural events, and street events like block parties.
- City of Seattle’s COVID-19 Resource page.
- Local resources and links. VIEW full VisitSeattle.org Email
- Immediate financial relief through B&O and utility deferred payment plans
- Investing $1.5 million in small businesses financially impacted by the pandemic
- COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Task Force to ensure policy solutions are responsive to community needs
- Last week, the mayor announced a $1.5 million City of Seattle fund to invest directly in small businesses financially impacted by COVID-19. Eligible small businesses will receive a grant of up to $10,000 to mitigate revenue lost by COVID-19. Seattle Small Business Stabilization Fund