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Coronavirus Resources For Washington Businesses

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.


Government Resources

Seattle Moratorium on Small Business Evictions

Mayor Durkan puts a halt to evictions of small business tenants in Seattle.

Seattle Small Business Stabilization Fund

Highlights include criteria for small businesses to be eligible to receive up to $10,000 in a grant from the City of Seattle.

Governor Inslee’s Resource List for Washington Businesses and Workers

Highlights include information about the federal Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans program.

Business.Wa.Gov Resources for Businesses and Workers

Highlights include a breadth of links to local, state, and federal resources.

Washington Department of Revenue Relief for Taxpayers

Highlights include information on extensions for filing Washington taxes.

Washington Department of Labor & Industries Resources

Highlights include a Q&A about paid sick leave and coronavirus.

Washington Employment Security Department

Highlights include a series of emergency rules to relieve the burden of temporary layoffs, isolation and quarantine for workers and businesses.

Washington Department of Health Information Page

Highlights include steps for preventing illnesses in the workplace

Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner on Insurance for Businesses and Events

Highlights include information on insurance policies and losses related to the coronavirus.

CDC Interim Guidelines for Businesses and Employers

Highlights include strategies for employers to use with employees.

SBA Disaster Loan Assistance

Highlights include information about low-interest disaster loans for businesses.

Blog Posts

CARES Act: Paycheck Protection Program

Highlights include information on loan forgiveness.

SBA Loans For Washington Businesses Affected By Coronavirus

Highlights include eligibility and terms of SBA loans for Washington small businesses.

Coronavirus And Force Majeure Clauses In Commercial Leases

Highlights include information about whether force majeure clauses will likely provide a basis for tenants to suspend their obligations under the lease.

Law In The Time Of Coronavirus: Remote Work Policies

Highlights include information about remote work policies for those businesses with employees working from home.

Covid-19 Memo For Founders and Small Business Owners

A wonderful guide written by a close friend.

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