Coronavirus | COVID-19 Updates

Our organization is addressing the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak and taking Washington (WA) state's growing concerns about the virus' spread seriously.   The pace of change and impacts are happening at a breakneck speed.

This page is dedicated to providing support and resources to community members in the areas we serve.

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COVID-19 Prevention Updates

All health resources provided are in accordance with the information provided by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and the Washington State Department of Health (DOH).


PBS YouTube Prevention Video

Here's a great video produced by PBS and uploaded to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's YouTube channel.  We can all help our community by doing our part to slow down and prevent the spread of COVID-19:

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Leadership Statements from the Organization

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External Federal & State Health Resources

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Job Seeker/Customer Resources

We've compiled information from partners and resources from around the state to support you with options during the COVID-19 pandemic.





Economic Impact Payment - COVID-19 Government Stimulus

The U.S. Department of Treasury and the IRS is allowing people who haven't filed a tax return in 2018 or 2019 or people who normally don't file taxes (non-filers) the opportunity to receive the Coronavirus Relief Economic Impact payment. 

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Unemployment Application | Employment Security Department

Our partners at the Employment Security Department (ESD) recognize that at no fault to employees around the state, businesses may not have the capacity to provide work and wages to their employees. 

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Child Care & Activities

Not sure what to do with your children at home?  Here are some ideas and resources to keep you informed by keeping your children safe and engaged.

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Professional Development Training

Businesses want employees who keep their skills and abilities relevant, updated, and refined as related to the role.  Whether you are working from home or on a temporary layoff due to COVID-19, see what courses interest you and enhance or learn a new skill.

  • GCF Global
    • Learn technology, workplace, and core skills to help you advance your professional abilities
  • List of WA State Libraries
    • Locate your local library from the list in the link above, apply for a library card (if you do not already have one), then connect to their free online learning modules or check out digital copies of books that can help with your skills development

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Washington State Food Banks and Meal Programs presented by Northwest Harvest

Northwest Harvest’s hunger relief network is comprised of 375 food banks, meal programs, and high-need schools as unique as the communities they serve.  In partnership with the Washington Food Coalition, their interactive map will assist in providing information for your area's nearest food banks and meal programs.

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Business/Employer Resources

During the COVID-19 pandemic, your business has options to retain valuable employees.  Explore the opportunities below to develop ways of preventing a reduction in your workforce.


Telework | The Transition from the Office to Home

If your business has the technology and resources that allow your employees to telework (work from home), you can avoid the stress of expecting your employees to apply for WA state unemployment insurance during this pandemic.

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Workforce Reduction Resources

As a business owner or company leader, you have options to develop ways to support your hard-working employees.

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State Support for Small Businesses

Small businesses in WA state may be eligible for a micro-grant that could help prevent the closure of your business. Keep your dream alive!

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Funding Opportunities for Employers and Non-Profit Partners (Time Sensitive)

Our friends at Business U has provided an overview of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020, by President Trump for small business owners and non-profits.

Important Dates:

  • Starting April 3, 2020: small businesses and sole proprietorships can apply for and receive loans to cover their payroll and other certain expenses through existing SBA lenders.
  • Starting April 10, 2020: independent contractors and self-employed individuals can apply for and receive loans to cover their payroll and other certain expenses through existing SBA lenders.
  • Other regulated lenders will be available to make these loans as soon as they are approved and enrolled in the program.

Click here to read the full article published by Business U.

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