COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

The coronavirus continues to heavily affect our region’s economic ecosystem, and the Seattle Metro Chamber is advocating for resources for businesses at every level of government. Below are programs and guidance available to businesses from the Chamber and its partners as well as from city, county, state, and federal governments.

Resources and Guidance

Toolkits and Reopening Resources

COVID-19 Lease Amendment Toolkit
Information and template documents to help small businesses and nonprofit navigate the negotiation of their rent situation under their commercial leases with their landlords.

Working Parent Support Guide
Solutions & resources for leaders at small- and medium-sized businesses to help them support their working parent/caregiver employees.

Public Health Resources

King County Public Health's Coronavirus Resources
View fact sheets, data and blogs in addition to access to county resources.

Economic Impact Resources

Greater Seattle Region Covid-19 Economic Impacts Analysis
The Seattle Chamber commissioned a report so businesses can better understand the effects of COVID on the economy, July 2020.

Local, State, and Federal Resources

Washington Small Business Recovery Assistance
Go-to resource for funding, technical assistance, finding a lending, training opportunities, and more.

Resources from Housing Connector
Resources including rent assistance, eviction prevention, way to help, and more.

Washington State Coronavirus Response
Get the latest news and resources from the state government.

#WeGotThisWA Series

We’re here to help navigate the questions that employers and employees have during the Coronavirus pandemic in a timely and accurate manner. In order to do this, we've created our new #WeGotThisWA Series in partnership with Business Health Trust.

Watch recordings of our past events here:

Toolkits and Best Practices
#WeGotThisWA Series: Temporary Outdoor Cafe, Vending, and Street Closure Permits, November 19, 2020
#WeGotThisWA Series: COVID-19 Design Guide, October 15, 2020

#WeGotThisWA Series: 2020 Business in the Northwest Report, September 29, 2020

#WeGotThisWA Series: Leave Considerations During the COVID-19 Pandemic, August 12, 2020
#WeGotThisWA Series: COVID-19 Lease Amendment Toolkit, July 28, 2020
#WeGotThisWA Series: Role of Employers in Contact Tracing, July 23, 2020
#WeGotThisWA Series: Mask Policy Best Practices, July 21, 2020
#WeGotThisWA Series: Working Parent Support Guide for Companies, June 18, 2020
#WeGotThisWA Series: Cybersecurity Concerns for Businesses, June 11, 2020
#WeGotThisWA Series: Back to Work Toolkit, May 14, 2020
#WeGotThisWA Series: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Considerations for Businesses, May 12, 2020
#WeGotThisWA Series: Work from Home Tips for Physical Well-Being, May 8, 2020
#WeGotThisWA Series: Safe Work Planning Checklist, April 30, 2020
#WeGotThisWA Series: Planning for What's Ahead, April 28, 2020
#WeGotThisWA Series: Employee Engagement and Communication, April 7, 2020
#WeGotThisWA Series: Managing Business Expenses, April 2, 2020

Unemployment and PPP Information
#WeGotThisWA Series: PPP Updates on Forgiveness and a Second Draw, February 4, 2021
#WeGotThisWA Series: Employee Retention Tax Credit, January 25, 2021

#WeGotThisWA Series: Navigating PPP for First Time Applicants, January 14, 2021
#WeGotThisWA Series: PPP Forgiveness Update from SBA, November 20, 2020

#WeGotThisWA Series: ESD Employer Offset Program, September 22, 2020
#WeGotThisWA Series: Unemployment Fraud and ESD Update, June 4, 2020

#WeGotThisWA Series: PPP Loan Forgiveness Updated Guidance, May 20, 2020
#WeGotThisWA Series: PPP Frequently Asked Questions, April 23, 2020
#WeGotThisWA Series: What Every Business Should Know about PPP Loan Forgiveness, April 21, 2020
#WeGotThisWA Series: Unemployment Update and Paid Leave Requirements, April 14, 2020
#WeGotThisWA: Navigating State Unemployment in a Pandemic, March 23, 2020

King County and WA State Leaders
#WeGotThisWA Series: State Economic Recovery Update with Senator Frockt, September 10, 2020
#WeGotThisWA Series: Seattle Public Schools Fall Update, August 18, 2020
#WeGotThisWA Series: WA State Schools Update from Superintendent Reykdal, July 2, 2020
#WeGotThisWA Series: Q&A with King County Deputy Executive, June 30, 2020
#WeGotThisWA Series: King County Health Update from Dr. Duchin, June 25, 2020
#WeGotThisWA Series: 'Safe Start' Reopening Plan in King County, June 10, 2020
#WeGotThisWA Series: WA State COVID-19 Update from Vice Admiral Bono, June 9, 2020
#WeGotThisWA Series: Congressional Update, June 3, 2020
#WeGotThisWA Series: Updates from Mayor Durkan and the Governor's Office, May 26, 2020
#WeGotThisWA Series: Federal Stimulus Package, April 10, 2020
#WeGotThisWA Series: COVID-19 Economic Impact Analysis, April 9, 2020
#WeGotThisWA Series: Stay Home, Stay Healthy, March 27, 2020

Public Health Information
#WeGotThisWA Series: Latest Updates from Public Health, March 9, 2021
#WeGotThisWA Series: Update on the COVID-19 Vaccine, December 17, 2020

#WeGotThisWA Series: Supporting Employees' Mental Health during COVID, October 20, 2020

#WeGotThisWA Series: COVID-19 Vaccine Updates, September 15, 2020
#WeGotThisWA Series: Public Health Report on School Reopening, July 30, 2020
#WeGotThisWA Series: WA State COVID-19 Update from Vice Admiral Bono, June 9, 2020

#WeGotThisWA Series: Hear from Healthcare, March 31, 2020

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Learn more about this series and find additional resources from these events here.

Helping Our Community

Local Business Community Rallies to Provide Hand Sanitizer and Supplies to 500 Small Businesses in Washington
This four-day statewide distribution supports employees and employers, and helps keep workers healthy.

Resources For Manufacturers Wanting To Help With COVID-19 Response
Learn how to help provide much needed PPE and other supplies to King County, Washington State, and hospitals.

Chamber Members Step Up During The Coronavirus Outbreak
We're thankful to our members and all they're doing to support our community and each other during the coronavirus outbreak.

Find out how you can support your community during the coronavirus outbreak.

Technological Resources

Avoid Coronavirus Phishing Scams
A sad but real threat to personal and business data.

Tips And Tricks For Adapting To Remote Work
Expert advice from Latitudes Technology Consulting, a trusted Chamber partner.

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