Resources For Businesses & Employees Affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Bothell Kenmore Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to supporting our local businesses, that’s why we are providing these resources to assist you in preparing for, and working through the challenges related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19.)  As a community we are all in this together, and if you have questions or need anything at all we encourage you to reach out to us.

Watch All Governor Jay Inslee Press Conferences re: COVID-19 Coverage

 

Live Webinar Thursday at 2:00pm PST: SBA Loans & Grants Available Under the New CARES ACT
Join representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as they review the new funding opportunities available including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans, the SBA Debt Relief and Express Bridge Loans, and the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and Emergency Economic Injury Grants.

Watch Anytime:  Free COVID-19 Business Impact Webinar
Originally hosted on 3/23/20. Learn what resources are available for you and your business as we navigate how COVID-19 continues to impact our state and the economy. Speakers include: WA State Labor & Industries, U.S. Small Business Administration, WA State Dept. of Commerce, WA State Employment Security Dept., WA Small Business Development Center, UW School of Public Health.

Watch Anytime: Free Webinar: Navigating State Unemployment in a Pandemic
NOTE:  Content starts at 26 minutes. Originally hosted on 3/23/20.

Business, Employer & Employee Resources

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed during the pandemic and economic downturn. Here are some resources to assist you with the program…

 

Quick Answers & Preparation List re: Paycheck Protection Program – Infographic Worksheet by U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Small Business Guide to the CARES Act – Complete Information & Links by U.S. Senate Commitee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources – U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

SCORE Coronavirus Small Business Resource Center – A mentorship & counseling division of the SBA
A central hub of up-to-date information and best practices for small business resilience at this time. The completely free resource center includes financial support resources, live and on-demand educational content and access to remote mentoring.

Coronavirus Small Business Guide & Resources – U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Added 4/1/20

Cultural Relief Fund – Applications are now open for the Cultural Relief Fund. Grant funds for cultural workers who have suffered financial hardship from the COVID-19 outbreak or have an innovative idea that shows promise in supporting other King County residents may be available to you or your organization.

Added 3/31/20

Google Ad Grants & Free Resources For Non-Profits

Restaurant Employee Relief Fund – Grants of $500 will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis starting April 2 to those individuals who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria, as reviewed and verified by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF).

Added 3/31/20

James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund – Open to independent restaurants with under 100 employees. Apply here for temporary relief funds up to $15,000.

Added 3/26/20

What’s Open and Closed
Governor Jay Inslee has issued a Stay at Home, Stay Healthy order. This is a list of social distancing recommendations currently in place.

Added 3/25/20

Interested in Selling or Donating Medical Supplies to FEMA? If you want to…
– Sell medical supplies or equipment to the federal government Email Here
– Have medical supplies or equipment to donate Provide Details Here
– Are a private company that wants to produce a product related to the COVID response Email Here
Further… The FDA is interested in hearing from manufacturers who may be able to help mitigate potential shortages of PPE by increasing U.S. availability of such devices. These manufacturers may Email FDA Here

Added 3/24/20

WA State List of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers
The Governor has designated “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” to help state, local, tribal, and industry partners as they work to protect communities, while ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security.

Added 3/23/20

WA State Department of Revenue
Business Relief During COVID-19 Pandemic

Facebook Small Business Grants Program
Facebook is offering 100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses

Added 3/20/20

Webinar: Seattle Chamber #WeGotThisWA Series
Navigating State Unemployment in a Pandemic

Added 3/19/20

Survey For Businesses re: Economic Impact
Please fill out this survey if you are a business, organization, association or independent contractor if you have been economically impacted by COVID-19.  Survey suitable for those located in King, Snohomish, or Pierce counties.

Added 3/18/20

WA State Coronavirus Response
Governor Jay Inslee creates new resource page for businesses and employees.

Added 3/17/20

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
The federal Small Business Administration (SBA) may be able to provide assistance through the Economic Injury Disaster Loans program to businesses that have suffered substantial economic injury in an eligible disaster area.

Added 3/16/20

Public Health – Seattle & King County
Guidance for retail businesses and service operators to protect from the spread of COVID-19

Added 3/15/20

Employment Security Department
Video of Shared Work Program overview

Added 3/12/20
U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance in Response To Coronavirus
Low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 SBA Disaster Loans
Distributed by: Office of CongressmanRick Larsen

Added 3/11/20
WA State Employment Security Department
“If you are affected by COVID-19, Employment Security has programs that may be able to help. We have 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.

Office of the Governor, Jay Inslee: Resource List for WA State Businesses and Workers
“The Governor’s Office has compiled this partial list of resources to support economic retention and recovery related to COVID-19 coronavirus.”

WA State Employment Security Department: Layoff Assistance
“The Employment Security Department (ESD) can: Help businesses and workers facing major layoffs, and help prevent layoffs from happening.”

WA State Department of Health: Workplace and Employee Resources & Recommendations

Snohomish County Info For Business/Employers
An extensive list of resources and materials for employers and employees related to COVID-19.

CDC Guidance for Businesses
Recommended strategies for employers to use now, response plans and more.

WA State Department of Commerce: COVID-19: Insurance For Businesses and Events

US Chamber of Commerce: Workplace Tips for Employees
General workplace health and safety information.

Washington Small Business Development Center (WSBDC) Business Resiliency Toolkit
Disaster planning information, guide, and emergency procedures workbook.

King County & Seattle Public Health: Planning For A Coronavirus Pandemic
A Guide For Businesses & Organizations

World Health Organization – Getting Your Workplace Ready for COVID-19

Human Resources / Personnel Assistance

Now is the time to review your workplace policies regarding leave, working remotely, wage and hour, and so forth. Chamber Member HR Kinections’ Mia Wyatt is ready to assist you and has created this informative resource:

Preparing Your Business For COVID-19

Working Remotely, IT Support, or Cybersecurity

If working remotely is in your plans then consider these resources and Chamber Members for assistance:

CMIT Solutions of Bothell, Lynnwood, and Seattle North

Greenlight Techs, LLC

15+ Tools & Resources For Working Remotely

Additional Coronavirus Community Resources

EvergreenHealth Patient Update – Coronavirus Information

HealthPoint – Coronavirus/COVID-19

Immediate Clinic MultiCare – Coronavirus Health Alert

Pacific Medical Centers – Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19

WA State Department of Health – 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19)

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