Resources for you and your business during these extraordinary times

City of Seattle

Mayor Durkan’s Initial Recovery Package to Ease Financial Impacts of COVID-19 Outbreak

Following robust outreach to small business owners and community stakeholders, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced new initial actions to provide immediate relief for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Her actions build off Governor Inslee’s announcement to help individuals whose employment has been impacted by COVID-19. The initial support package is broken down into five components:
  1. Deferral of B&O Taxes, effective immediately
  2. Expansion of Small Business Stabilization Fund
  3. Assistance to Access SBA Loans, once it becomes available
  4. Relief for Utility Payments
  5. New Small Business Recovery Task Force

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City of Seattle’s Official Coronavirus / COVID-19 Information and Resources Webpage

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Link to Small Business / Nonprofit Support

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Seattle City Council Official Coronavirus / COVID-19 Information and Resources

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Current information relevant to small business relief can be found here.

Small Business COVID-19 impacts weekly webinar

The City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development is committed to responding to and supporting our small businesses to mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19. As this is a rapidly developing issue, we will be holding weekly calls to share new developments, hear about the impacts you are experiencing, and answer your questions. Please join us every Wednesday, from 11:00am- 12:00pm. Register for the webinars here.

A recording of the webinar will automatically be sent to those who registered. OED will post notes and a link to the recording on our Bottom Line blog shortly after. We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this stressful time. Please continue to monitor the Bottom Line blog for evolving information from the Office of Economic Development.

 

King County COVID-19 Official Website

“This a critical moment in the growing outbreak of COVID-19 in King County. Public Health — Seattle & King County is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to protect the public’s health.”

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At King County’s Official COVID-19 Website, scroll down to find Resources for workplaces and employers that cover topics such as:

King County COVID-19 resource list for impacted businesses and workers

The King County Council has compiled this partial list of resources to support economic retention and recovery related to COVID-19 coronavirus. Topics include:
  • Unemployment and workers’ comp
  • Trouble paying your mortgage
  • Trouble paying rent
  • Paying utilities
  • Insurance issues
  • For businesses

Subscribe to receive significant updates from King County here.

Washington State

Washington State Coronavirus Response (COVID-19) Official Website

Washington State’s Joint Information Center launched their official COVID-19 website. It includes a dedicated page for Business & workers, as well as pages on Government emergency actions, You & your family, Travelers & commuters, Local health departments and Childcare / K-12 / higher education. Business topics include:
  • Supporting affected employers and workers
  • Insurance information for businesses
  • Small business loans
  • Small businesses and non-profits
  • Guidance for state agencies
  • Planning, preparing and responding to COVID-19
For the latest health information, resources, and guidance related to COVID-19, please visit the Washington State Department of Health website.

Employment Security Department for workers and businesses affected by COVID-19

Employment Security has programs designed to help individuals and employers during this unprecedented time. If you are affected by COVID-19, Employment Security has programs that may be able to help. We adopted a series of emergency rules to relieve the burden of temporary layoffs, isolation and quarantine for workers and businesses. This easy-to-read comparison guide lists some of the most common scenarios that may occur and benefits that may apply.

Business Resiliency Toolkit

The Washington Small Business Development Center (WSBDC) Business Resiliency Toolkit is to be used in conjunction with the Washington SBDC Small Business Resiliency Guide.
The Washington SBDC is offering business resiliency webinars daily March 16-20, 2020. View press release and links to webinars targeting your area here: SBDC Biz Buzz Small Business Resiliency Webinars

US Government Resources

Official US Coronavirus Website

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Resources for Small Business Owners

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Topics include:

  • Paycheck Protection Program
  • Small Business Administration Loan Forgiveness
  • Other SBA Loan Options

 

U.S. Small Business Administration

Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

“The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration.”
For additional information, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center. Call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

 

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