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
- The Biden administration
has numerous proposals to be included in the next round of relief. More details will be posted when they are finalized.
- Washington State moves to Phase 1B Tier 1 of vaccination. Learn more about the vaccination schedule and when you might be eligible
- The next round of PPP is now open
. The First Draw loans are focused on applications from lenders who reach minority and women owned small businesses.
- The Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery
is announced. This new system sets a path for easing restrictions on a regional (rather than by-county) basis. Phases are now determined by four metric requirements (decreasing cases, decreasing hospitalization, ICU occupancy, and test positivity rate). All regions are currently in Phase 1, which includes
- no indoor gatherings, maximum 10 people outside
- Retail/Services: 25% capacity, encourage curbside pickup and remote work where possible
- Restaurants: indoor dining prohibited, 11PM close, max 6/table, limit 2 households/table
- Indoor rec/fitness - low risk sports permitted for practice/training only, no more than 5 people. For appointments, 1 person limit for 45 minutes
- Outdoor rec/fitness - low and moderate risk sports prohibited for practice/training only. Outdoor guided activities, hunting, fishing, motorsports, parks, camping, hiking, biking, running, snow sports permitted.
- Indoor entertainment - Private rental/tours for individual households of no more than 6 people permitted. General admission prohibited.
- Outdoor entertainment - Ticketed events only. Group of 10, limited 2 households, timed ticketing required.
- Weddings/Funerals - Ceremonies limited to 30 people. Indoor gatherings prohibited.
Relief for Businesses & Nonprofits
Support and direct assistance for your workplace - includes small businesses, nonprofits, performers, freelancers, gig workers, and more
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 - penalties enforced for violations of mandatory mask-wearing
- Seattle - streamlined, free, temporary permits for sidewalk cafes, merchandise display, and vending
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
Important Info for Employers
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