COVID-19 State Resources

PCSGA will continue to update this list of state resources as new ones become available.

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COVID-19 resources available in Washington State.

WA State COVID-19 Response Website
https://coronavirus.wa.gov/

Employee Information
The state legislature has authorized $200 million in emergency funding for COVID-19. This includes $25 million to help mitigate the costs to businesses due to an expected increase in unemployment claims. Visit the Employment Security website here:
https://esd.wa.gov/newsroom/covid-19

WA Commerce Resources and Links
Commerce continues to work with the governor, state legislators and business leaders to identify other avenues of support.
http://bit.ly/wa-covid19

What programs are offered to assist businesses to keep workers during COVID-19?
SharedWork – https://esd.wa.gov/SharedWork
Partial Employment or Standby – https://esd.wa.gov/unemployment/temporary-layoffs

Dept. of Revenue – Tax Relief
For businesses that need some temporary tax relief, the Department of Revenue has put into place new measures you can view here:
https://dor.wa.gov/about/2019-novel-coronavirus-outbreak-covid-19-update

Department of Ecology
During the COVID-19 outbreak, the Washington Department of Ecology will continue to respond to spills, provide technical assistance, ensure permit coverage for regulated activities, and enforce the laws that protect the environment throughout the current crisis. However, we recognize the public health crisis and economic disruptions related to the COVID-19 outbreak may temporarily affect some of the regulated entities’ ability to comply with all state requirements.

All applicable state requirements remain in effect, but Ecology will exercise reasonable discretion within our authority when deciding whether to pursue potential violations that may be linked to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

For inspection and compliance questions and concerns, please visit our COVID-19 Regulatory Flexibility page at http://ecy.wa.gov/covid19response

SBA Loans
The Small Business Administration will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program 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.
https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

Small Business Guidance
COVID-19 Business Resources for Washington State
https://www.business.wa.gov/site/alias__business/1561/covid-19.aspx

WA State Department of Health
https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus

DOH – Food Worker and Establishment Guidance on COVID-19
https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/NovelCoronavirusOutbreak2020COVID19/FoodWorkers

Todd Phillips
Director, Office of Environmental Health & Safety
360.236.3302
Todd.Phillips@doh.wa.gov

Dani Toepelt
Manager, Shellfish Licensing & Certification Section
360.236.3347
Danielle.Toepelt@doh.wa.gov

Scott Berbells
Manager, Shellfish Growing Area Section
360.236.3324
Scott.Berbells@doh.wa.gov

Washington Sea Grant
Webinar – Washington State Support for the Shellfish Industry During Pandemic COVID-19 Outbreak – Presented by Jennifer Hennessey and Joshua Berger

COVID-19 resources available in California

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Resources for Employers and Workers
https://www.labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019/

Employment Development Department
Support services for workers and employers affected by COVID-19 in California
https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm

CA Department of Food and Agriculture
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Food and Agriculture – including Food Safety, Employment Guidelines, Resources for Businesses, CDFA Program Updates
https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/coronavirus/

California Department of Public Health COVID-19 Updates
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/nCOV2019.aspx

COVID-19 | Small Business Assistance Updates
https://aquaculturematters.ca.gov/

SBA Loans
The Small Business Administration will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program 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.
https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

COVID-19 resources available in Oregon

Bureau of Labor and Industries – COVID-19 and Workplace Laws
https://www.oregon.gov/boli/pages/coronavirus-and-workplace-laws.aspx

Oregon Health Authority | COVID-19 Updates
https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19

Oregon Guidance for Employers on COVID-19
https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.state.or.us/DHSForms/Served/le2266.pdf

COVID-19 resources available in Alaska

AK Department of Health and Social Services | COVID-19 Update
http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/id/Pages/COVID-19/default.aspx

AK Department of Labor and Workforce Development – Unemployment Insurance
https://labor.alaska.gov/unemployment/
https://labor.alaska.gov/unemployment/COVID-19.htm

COVID-19 resources available in Hawai’i

Hawai’i State Department of Health | COVID-19 Updates
https://hawaiicovid19.com