The coronavirus is and will continue impacting Washington businesses for the foreseeable future. Some industries are better situated to withstand this than others, but all will be affected. Right now there are more questions than answers. But there is information out there that can help.
The purpose of this post is to provide links to resources that may be useful to Washington businesses. I will do my best to keep it updated as the effect of the virus and Washington’s response to it evolve. Please share additional resources if you don’t see them listed here.
Mayor Durkan puts a halt to evictions of small business tenants in Seattle.
Highlights include criteria for small businesses to be eligible to receive up to $10,000 in a grant from the City of Seattle.
Highlights include information about the federal Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans program.
Highlights include a breadth of links to local, state, and federal resources.
Highlights include information on extensions for filing Washington taxes.
Highlights include a Q&A about paid sick leave and coronavirus.
Highlights include a series of emergency rules to relieve the burden of temporary layoffs, isolation and quarantine for workers and businesses.
Highlights include steps for preventing illnesses in the workplace
Highlights include information on insurance policies and losses related to the coronavirus.
Highlights include strategies for employers to use with employees.
Highlights include information about low-interest disaster loans for businesses.
Highlights include information on loan forgiveness.
Highlights include eligibility and terms of SBA loans for Washington small businesses.
Highlights include information about whether force majeure clauses will likely provide a basis for tenants to suspend their obligations under the lease.
Highlights include information about remote work policies for those businesses with employees working from home.
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