Guidance for the Community

As COVID-19 continues to have an increasingly significant impact on our community, we are compiling existing resources and opportunities to help the small business community during this crisis. We also encourage you to visit your state health department website for additional information.

March 30, 2020 – A letter from Mayor Pavone to Renton business Owners.

On March 23, 2020, Governor Inslee issued an Executive Order directing all residents immediately to heed current State public health directives to stay home, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of essential critical infrastructure sectors and additional sectors as the State Public Health Officer may designate as critical to protect health and well-being of all Washingtonians.  Click here for the designated list of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers.”

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Our colleagues at Greater Seattle Partners are conducting a survey on the economic impacts of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus on the Puget Sound region. We strongly encourage Renton businesses and nonprofits to participate to share their stories.

CDC Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides extensive information and updates on how to prevent community spread. Below is specific guidance for community organizations, businesses, and event planners.

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

BUSINESSES

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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Financial information for those impacted by COVID-19

Events are moving rapidly. Federal, state and local governments are working to help. King County Council staff have compiled a range of information being developed by various agencies and governments that may be helpful to you and your residents on how to file for unemployment or workers’ comp; help with paying utilities, rent, and mortgages; issues with insurance; food assistance; and much more. All of this information is below.

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

WORKERS’ COMP

FINANCIAL RESOURCES FOR CONSUMERS

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Small Business Resources

The Small Business Administration (SBA) released a toolkit offering guidance for businesses and employers to plan and respond to Coronavirus. They also offer the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program that provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.

WASHINGTON SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

RENTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

TOOL KIT

LOAN PROGRAM

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT

MARKETING RESOURCES

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Trouble Paying Rent or Mortgage?

If you don’t have enough money to pay, contact your lender or landlord immediately. Assistance is available by calling the Washington Homeownership Hotline (877-894-HOME) or Rental assistance & counseling (800-569-4287)

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU

HOUSING COUNSELING AGENCIES

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Minimize risk of COVID-19: Resources for grocery stores, restaurants, childcares and events

**We are updating this page frequently so please keep checking back for the latest information.**

 

In this uncertain time of the COVID-19 outbreak and widespread closures, click here for a list of open restaurants in Renton offering pickup and delivery options.

In times like these, supporting local business is more important than ever. Local businesses support not just jobs but they contribute greatly to community organizations, schools, and local nonprofits.

**We are updating this page frequently so please keep checking back for the latest information.**

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Washington State Coronavirus Response

This is Washington State’s official COVID-19 site, maintained by the state Joint Information Center. coronavirus.wa.gov

Employment Security Department

Contact information to various departments at the Employment Security Department: esd.wa.gov/employer-taxes/contact-info-for-employers

Governor's Office

Resources for COVID-19-impacted businesses from the office of Gov. Jay Inslee: governor.wa.gov/node/439842

Department of Health

Workplace information from the state Department of Health: doh.wa.gov/Coronavirus/Workplace

King County Public Health Department

Helpful planning guide for all state businesses, courtesy of the Seattle & King County Public Health Department: esdorchards newsroom/ planning-for-coronavirus-pandemic-printable.pdf

Resources for WA State businesses

Resources for Washington state businesses and workers impacted by COVID-19: business.wa.gov