Whether you are a GSBA member business or not, we are here for you. If you have questions about eligibility for the state's assistance grants, how to fill out an application, or other forms of assistance please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington State is open as of June 30, 2021!
All industry sectors previously covered by the Roadmap to Recovery or Safe Start plans may return to usual capacity and operations, with a few exceptions for larger events
. Business may choose to operate as they did before the pandemic, with no capacity limits or physical distancing requirements. Any business may choose to maintain capacity limits or physical distancing to protect those who are not fully protected by vaccines.
All employers must follow COVID-19 prevention protocols for employees as required by the Dept. of Labor and Industries
.COVID-19 is still present in our communities, and dangerous variants are still spreading.
While business is mostly returning to normal, unvaccinated people must still wear masks
at indoor workplaces. Everyone must wear masks on public transit, in schools, healthcare facilities, long-term care facilities, and childcare centers. WA Dept. of Health FAQ on masks
/ business reopening
. King County guidance on reopening
The statewide utility shutoff moratorium
has been extended until Sept. 30, 2021. The statewide eviction moratorium is in a "bridge" period
to give tenants and landlords time and resources to prepare for the end of the moratorium on Sept. 30, 2021.
County, City, and Neighborhood-Specific Resources
Working Washington list of resources for small businesses by county in Washington
Eastside Recovery Hub - Bellevue, Bothell, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kirkland, Redmond, Renton, Woodinville
Edmonds Chamber of Commerce
Seattle Office of Economic Development - Pandemic Resource Hub
Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce - Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, and Tukwila
Eviction Rent Assistance Program for Chelan, Clallam, Clark, Douglas, Ferry, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Lincoln, Pacific, Stevens, Thurston, and Whatcom counties
Business.wa.gov - one-stop shop for WA small businesses around COVID-19
Resources for Employees
Access to public benefits, protections against discrimination, specific supports, and more