National, State, and Local COVID-19 Resources



  1. CDC - Resources for Businesses and Employers
  2. US Small Business Administration (SBA)
  3. Internal Revenue Service: Coronavirus Tax Relief
  4. Federal Guidelines for Opening Up America Again
  5. U.S. Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Small Business Survival Guide
  6. Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act
  7. U.S. Dept of the Treasury: Assistance for Small Businesses Paycheck Protection Program
  8. Information on HR6074 - Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act 2020
  9. World Health Organization
  10. Guidance for Businesses who have Government Contracts
  11. OSHA Guidelines for COVID-19
  12. Preparedness Planning Toolkits

WA State:

  1. Governor Inslee's Safe Start Washington (includes Phased Opening chart)
  2. Essential or Non-Essential?  Can you stay open in WA State?
  3. State of Washington Resource List for Businesses and Impacted Workers
  4. Washington SBDC Business Resiliency Toolkit and Guide
  6. WA L&I - Paid Sick Leave Common Questions
  7. WA Employment Security Department
  8. WA State Resource List, including:
    • - Financial Assistance
    • - Export Assistance
    • - Employer and Worker Assistance
    • - Insurance Assistance
  9. WA State Department of Health
  10. WA Department of Commerce
  11. Emergency Management Division Business Preparedness Webpage
  12. WA Small Business Development Center
  13. WA Paid Family and Medical Leave
  14. Washington Roundtable "New Normal" Planning
  15. Association of Washington Businesses (AWB) Rebound and Recovery Guide

Seattle, King & Surrounding Counties:

  1. King County Department of Public Health
  2. Seattle Office of Economic Development
  3. Seattle: Mayor Durkan Announces Initial Recovery Package
  4. Seattle Office of Economic Development's Small Business COVID-19 Response Weekly Webinars
  5. Amazon Neighborhood Small Business Relief Fund
  6. Nonprofit Funding Assistance through The Seattle Foundation
  7. MBDA Tacoma Business Information & Resources


  1. Business Oregon - Resource List
  2. Oregon Economic Development Association - Impact Assitance
  3. Statement to Oregon Businesses - Oregon Restaurant & Loding Association

Resilience Advice from Friendly Sources

The following articles are not government resources, but suggestions from the private sector on ways small businesses can think about coping with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.  These are not necessarily the views of Business Impact NW.

  1. Health, Wellness, and Leave Suggestions - SHRM
  2. 12 Marketing Steps to Face the Coronavirus Threat - Pascha Scott at
  3. Resource Toolkit - US Chamber of Commerce
  4. Tips for Surviving COVID-19 - Melissa Forziat Events & Marketing
  5. Adapting Social Media to Support Your Business - Hootsuite
  6. Resources for Employers - Association of WA Businesses (AWB)
  7. Covid-19 Small Business Workshop Webinar (recording) - Rainier Valley Chamber of Commerce
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