(Updated 5.20.2020)

Resources for employers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Latest News

  •  NEW  (5.18.20) The Paycheck Protection Program may be partially forgiven. The U.S. Treasury just released the SBA Form for PPP Loan Forgiveness application which includes the policy rule on how forgiveness will be calculated. Please see "Financial Resources" for further details.
  •  NEW  The Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) is now accepting new applications, but only for U.S. Agricultural businesses. Please see details and apply here if you qualify. Applications for the loan already in queue will continue to be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. More details on this loan can be found in "Financial Resources" below.
  •  NEW  USDA's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) - This program will provide direct relief to agricultural producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19. See details about CFAP here and gather your information now to prepare to apply on May 26.
  •  NEW  Wondering what will come next? Check out the new Rebound and Recovery page, where this info will be posted as it becomes available.
  • Governor releases Safe Start Washington, a phased approach for Washington reopening.
  • Washington State's official Coronavirus Response (COVID-19) page for business and workers



AWB's COVID-19 Employer Resources Webinar Series

 UP NEXT 
May 27: 9-10a.m.
Free webinar! Focus: Restaurants and Hospitality - Re-opening Insight and Operations Guidance
AWB will host Pam Cant (consultant program operations manager, Washington State Department of Labor & Industries), Lacy Fehrenbach (COVID-19 response agency administrator, Washington State Department of Health), Susan Eberle Stahlfeld (partner, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP) and more for specifics around the industry re-opening. There will be insights on employee safety, compliance, bringing your employees back and more tools that you need now. Click to register here.

Previous webinar: Crisis Communication - May 18

More COVID-19 webinars and videos available at AWB's COVID-19 Videos page.

Audio only is available on our Soundcloud channel.





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Rebound & Recovery

How to Help

FAQs

Financial Resources

Nonprofit Funding and Resources

Small Business Guidance

Legislation of Note

Health Care

Telecommuting Resources

Layoffs

Hiring Immediately

Education

More Federal, State and Local Resources








How to Help

State Federal
  • Manufacturers needed
    • If you are a company willing to shift gears and re-purpose manufacturing operations to help with the COVID-19 crisis, fill out this form.
    •  NEW  National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
      • Has created COVID-19 portal on its Manufacturers Marketplace. This is a free site for manufacturers to register what they can create, and a place to find suppliers.
      • Creators Respond - Resources for manufacturers desiring to take action
  • FEMA's How To Help page and the contact information for private sector liaisons.
  • To sell medical supplies or equipment to the federal government, submit information here.
    • This requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM). Registration information can be found at www.sam.gov.
  • If you have medical supplies or equipment to donate, provide details here.
  • If your company is willing to produce a product related to the COVID response, email nbeoc@max.gov.
  • If you are a hospital or healthcare provider in need of medical supplies, contact your state, local, tribal or territory department of public health and/or emergency management agency.
  • If you are willing to do business with FEMA to support the COVID-19 response with non-medical goods and/or services, submit inquiry to DHSIndustryLiaison@hq.dhs.gov.






FAQs

All topics
  • AWB's Frequently Asked Questions has the most relevant answers to employer-specific questions.
  • Washington state's official COVID-19 Spread the Facts page
  • Cathy McMorris Rodgers' FAQ page has great info on Phase 3 Response. Scroll down to the section specifically for Small Business, Nonprofits, & Farmers.
Unemployment / Paid Leave - Employment Security Department's FAQ page
Health Care - Health Benefit Exchange FAQ page and the Centers for Disease Control FAQ page
Taxes - IRS Filing and Payment Deadlines FAQ page
Legal






Financial Resources

Loans Grants Insurance
  • Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) urged all insurers to extend coverage to delivery driver's auto policies in order to ensure delivery of prescriptions, food and groceries.
  • OIC Emergency Order regarding Dental Plan grace period
  • If employers have bought the right endorsements, insurance policies may cover cancelled events or businesses losses. Contact the state Office of the Insurance Commissioner at 1.800.562.6900 or go to www.insurance.wa.gov for more information.
  •  NEW  Travelers Insurance is providing billing relief, a 15% credit on April and May premiums. Call your insurance provider to see what relief options might be available.

Tax Help
Help to pay your employees
Utilities, Rent and Other help





Nonprofit Funding and Resources

Grants






Small Business Guidance







Legislation of Note







Health Care







Telecommuting Resources







Layoffs

Guidance Temporary layoffs
Permanent layoffs






Hiring Immediately







Education






More Federal, State and Local Resources

Federal State County
  • Associate Development Organizations: Go to the WA State Department of Commerce page listing all ADOs. Scroll down (below the map) and click on your county. Look for COVID information and help specific to your county.
Rural areas
  •  NEW  USDA's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) - This program will provide direct relief to agricultural producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19. See details about CFAP here and gather your information now to prepare to apply on May 26.
  • USDA Implements new measures to help rural businesses, communities and residents. See this rural resource guide for long-term assistance options.
  • Guide to rural internet and TV service during the COVID-19 pandemic



Do you have a resource for Washington businesses that you feel should be included on this page? Please email susieg@awb.org with the details.
To learn more about membership with AWB, contact Sean Heiner at seanh@awb.org.