Community Resources

Local Resources

ORDER BY GOVERNOR – REQUIRED BY LAW

Governor Jay Inslee issued a "Stay Home - Stay Healthy" order in Washington state on March 23, 2020. The order will last for a minimum of two weeks. The order requires every Washingtonian to stay at home, except for specific situations. The exceptions include people going to work at an essential business.

The Governor directs businesses that can operate using telework to continue to do so. For businesses where individuals cannot work from home, the Governor’s Office has provided guidance on what businesses are essential. Many employers in the Healthcare Sector should follow specific guidance from the Washington State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

ORDER BY GOVERNOR – REQUIRED BY LAW Governor Jay Inslee issued a "Stay Home - Stay Healthy" order in Washington state on March 23, 2020. The order will last for a minimum of two weeks. The order requires every Washingtonian to stay at home, except for specific situations. The exceptions include people going to work at an essential business. The Governor directs businesses that can operate using telework to continue to do so. For businesses where individuals cannot work from home, the Governor’s Office has provided guidance on what businesses are essential. Many employers in the Healthcare Sector should follow specific guidance from the Washington State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

ResourceDescription
Tax DeferralsThe city is deferring first- and second-quarter local business and occupation (B&O) tax payments for certain small businesses until October. Extensions are also being given for state and federal taxes. See Taxes tab below for details
Grants & LoansState and federal loans and grants from large companies are available for some small businesses. See Grants and Loans tab below for details.
Increased Human Service FundingThe city has increased funding for local nonprofits providing key services to the area's most vulnerable residents.
Child Care School District Stevenson Elementary School, 7:30-6 p.m., 100 students, age 3 through fifth grade Lake Hills Elementary School, 7:30-6 p.m., 140 students, age 3 through fifth grade
FoodEastside Baby Corner: 425-865-0234 Emergency Feeding Program: 206-277-0300 Hopelink: 425-869-7555 Renewal Food Bank: 1-866-793-6512 or 425-736-8132 Salvation Army: 425-452-7300 Sound Generations Meals on Wheels: 206-448-5757
RentCatholic Community Services: 206-328-5724 Hopelink: 425-869-6000 LifeWire (domestic violence victims): 425-746-1940 Salvation Army: 206-442-8365 Solid Ground: 206-694-6767
UtilitiesThe Utilities Department is suspending water shut-offs for non-payment during the crisis. We will work with customers to set up payment plans or provide access to financial help under our Emergency Assistance Program. Contact Utilities (425-452-6973 or utilities@city.gov) to set up deferred payment plans. Information about the Emergency Assistance Program is available at Utility Rate and Tax Relief.
Shelter For Men: Congregations for the Homeless, 515 116th Ave. NE (Lincoln Center). Bus Route 271 to 116th Avenue and NE 2nd Place or B Line to NE 8th and 116th Ave. Call 425-289-4044 any time. Services are available 24/7 during the COVID-19 outbreak. For Women: The Sophia Way, St. Luke’s Church, 3032 Bellevue Way NE. Bus Route 249 to Bellevue Way NE and NE 30th Pl. Call 425-463-6254 any time. Services are available 24/7 during the COVID-19 outbreak. For Families: Catholic Community Services, St. Peter's Church, 17222 NE 8th. Bus Route 226 to NE 8th St & 172nd Ave NE. Call 206-245-1026 (intake) 8:30 p.m.–7 a.m.
Financial AssistanceCatholic Community Services: 425-213-1963 or 206-323-6336 Hopelink: 425-943-7559 or 7555 LifeWire: 425-749-8369 or 425-746-1940 Salvation Army: 425-452-7300 Solid Ground: (money available through 2-1-1)

Small Business Job Listings

PositionDate PostedSourceLocationDescription
Software Developer3/24/2020Full Timehttps://www.indeed.com/Seattle, WA2+ Years Experience Software DevelopementTechnology
Nursing Asssistant3/24/2020Temporaryhttps://www.linkedin.com/Kent, WANursing Assistant CertificateHealth
Facility Manager3/23/2020Full Timehttps://www.linkedin.com/Seattle, WAPrevious Management ExperienceReal Estate
Project Coordinator3/22/2020Temporaryhttps://www.linkedin.com/Seattle, WAPM certificateEnergy
Office Adminstrator3/21/2020Part Timehttps://www.linkedin.com/Tacoma, WAAnswer Phone and EmailsManagement
Warehouse Worker3/20/2020Part Timehttps://www.linkedin.com/Seattle, WAAbility to lift 25+ poundsLabor
Cashier3/18/2020Part Timehttps://www.linkedin.com/Redmond, WACustomer serviceRetail

National Resources

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Small businesses, private nonprofit organizations of any size, small agricultural cooperatives and small aquaculture enterprises in Seattle and King County are now eligible to apply for up to $2 million in low‑interest Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)

Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 (interpretation provided) or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance.

National Health Care Immediate Impact Grants

In partnership with Kaiser Permanente, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council will accept grant applications for unrestricted funding to 501c3 organizations meeting the health needs of people experiencing homelessness in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unrestricted grants will generally range from $25,000 – $50,000. All applications are due by 3:00 PM PDT on Monday, March 30.

For Employers

Daily reports related to coronavirus (COVID-19) can lead to many questions about what it means for the economy and employees throughout Washington state. Our core value is to be a resource to employers as Business Health Trust is committed to the health and well being of our members and their employees.

Business Health Trust is here to help! This resource guide contains checklists, example policies and resources on where to get updates related to coronavirus as updates occur.

https://businesshealthtrust.com/employer-resources-covid-19/

CDC Business Resources Checklist

In the event of pandemic influenza, businesses will play a key role in protecting employees’ health and safety as well as limiting the negative impact to the economy and society. Planning for pandemic influenza is critical. To assist you in your efforts, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed the following checklist for large businesses.

https://files.constantcontact.com/ef416ee8001/eb47f014-79bd-4ba7-acd9-3119871943cc.pdf