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Need Assistance?

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 biztech@thegsba.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.

Relief for Businesses & Nonprofits

Support and direct assistance for your workplace - includes small businesses, nonprofits, performers, freelancers, gig workers, and more
WA Department of Commerce
FLEX FUND LOAN PROGRAM
Washington small businesses and nonprofits can apply or low-interest loans of up to $150,000 through the new Small Business Flex Fund. This is a public-private partnership aimed at helping small businesses and nonprofits - particularly those in low-income communities - recover and grow as the state reopens.

King County Small Business Assistance - for businesses 30-or-fewer FTEs and less than $3 million in revenue in unincorporated King County

Reopening & Recovery

County, City, and Neighborhood-Specific Resources
 

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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


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