Updates on the Novel Coronavirus

During these trying times it's important to stay informed about the facts of this pandemic. Use the link below for updates on the Novel Coronavirus

Employment Related Public Benefits

 People need to know what resources are available with the possibility of long term layoffs and a long lasting economic downturn. Use the link below to discover the emergency rules that will allow more people to manage these difficult times. (FMLA, Unemployment, Paid Leave, etc.) 

Should I go into work?

Many employees are faced with difficult decisions. Refer to the links below for help. 

Will have paid leave?  https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions 

Washington State Updates


Governor Inslee updates his page daily.

Other Links

Business Resources

Small Business Administration  

Updated link: https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19

Seattle SBA office (local district office)

 2401 Fourth Avenue Suite 450

Seattle, WA

Phone: 206-553-7310

Spokane  (directs you to Seattle)

801 W. Riverside Avenue, Suite 444
Spokane, WA 99201


Washington applications: https://www.business.wa.gov/site/alias__business/1563/sba-disaster-loans.aspx

SBA Disaster Assistance Recovery Center: 

1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail disastercustomerservice@sba.gov

See also: https://www.sba.gov/page/guidance-businesses-employers-plan-respond-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19 

Shared Work Program (through ESD)

 If you have to cut your employees’ hours , you may qualify for benefits to help make up the difference.  Avoid laying off employees. https://esd.wa.gov/SharedWork