Washington State

Governor Jay Inslee’s Office

Guidelines And Resources

This page provides Washington State resources and materials for various sectors throughout our communities.  Please use these materials and continue to turn to reliable sources of information such as the Washington State COVID-19 Response website.

Upcoming Events & Past Events – News Media, Press Conferences, etc.

Businesses and Employers
Businesses that can operate from home should continue to do so.  For businesses where individuals cannot work from home, the governor’s Office has provided guidance on what businesses are essential.  To clarify status, or request inclusion on the list, please fill out this form.  Additional resources include:

Learn more on What’s Open and Closed
Guidance for Workers and Food Establishments
Guidance for Transient Accommodations – Hotels, Motels, Etc.
Recommendations for Temporary Worker Housing
Interim Guidance for Business and Employers
Small Business Federal Forgivable Loan
Apply for Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grants
Legal Aid options – Office of Civil Legal Aid or Washington Law Help

Healthcare, Dental and Child Care Providers
Resources and Recommendations for Child Care
Resources and Recommendations for Healthcare Providers
Guidance on Healthcare Workers Returning to Work
Health Alert for Dental Providers 

Long Term and Residential Care Facilities
Recommendations for Long Term Care Facilities
Recommendations for Interim Infection Prevention and Control in Healthcare Settings 

Shelters & Jails
Recommendations for Homeless Shelter Facilities
Recommendations for Jails and Detention Facilities

Financial Resources
The federal stimulus bill has just passed, and Employment Security Department Commissioner Suzi LeVine has a brief video on YouTube to explain some of the changes that benefit Washingtonians. Go to esd.wa.gov to sign up for COVID-19 action alerts so you can take action as things change and apply for benefits you are eligible for.

The state’s coronavirus website has information to help sort through other benefits that may be available to you, such as paid family leave, workers compensation, and resources for small businesses (https://coronavirus.wa.gov/business-workers).

Department of Financial Institutions (DFI)has developed a list of resources that might help address the financial impacts of the coronavirus, including mortgage assistance, financial resources, and financial scams.

The federal stimulus package included about $1,200 per person. This money has not been distributed yet, but some scammers are trying to take advantage of people. Remember—the government will not ask you to pay anything up front to get this money. No fees. No charges. No nothing. The government will not call to ask for your Social Security number, bank account, or credit card number. Anyone who does is a scammer.

Mental health information for Providers and Individuals
American Psychological Association