Public Health and COVID-19
Public Health and COVID-19
As your regional chamber, the Seattle Southside Chamber is dedicated to keeping you updated and informed. It is in that spirit of information sharing that we provide you with the following resources, articles, and more regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) to help you make informed decisions as you live, work, and do business in the Southside.
Small Business Association Loans
To search for eligible disaster areas, apply directly for SBA loans, and check application status please visit:
If applying for COIVD-19 disaster declarations, please only select Economic Injury when inquiring about your business losses.
Business & Employer Information
- Financial Resources for WA Residents Impact by COVID-19
- Workplace Tips for Employees
- Washington State Paid Sick Leave
- Washington State Paid Family Leave
- City of Seattle Paid Sick and Safe Time
- SBDC Small Business Resiliency Webinars
- SBDC Business Resiliency Guide
- AWB Employer Conference Call Recording on Tuesday, March 10, 2020
- For Workers and Businesses Affected by COIVD-19
- COVID-19 Scenarios & Benefits Chart
COVID-19 Literature provided by King County
- COVID-19 NPI One Pager detailing information regarding present and possibly future Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions and strategies to minimize the spread of the virus
- COVID-19 Planning Guide listing steps for businesses and organizations can take to minimize the effect of the virus on our community
- COVID-19 Facts Sheet answering frequently asked questions regarding the virus
- For information in other languages: Novel Coronavirus Fact Sheets
- Frank Jenny, The Other Side of the Pandemic: Chamber Response and Assistance
- Public Health Insider, New Public Health Recommendations to Slow the Spread of Coronavirus
- Washington Department of Health, Workplace and Employers Resources and Recommendations
- CDC, Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), February 2020
- AWB, Employers and communities closely monitoring as COVID-19 cases reported in Washington
- New York Times, How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus
- NPR, A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus
Seattle & King County Public Health Orders
- February 20, 2020, Governor Inslee proclaimed a state of emergency within the State of Washington due to COVID-19
- March 1, 2020, King County Executive Constantine proclaimed a state of emergency within King County due to COVID-19
- March 11, 2020, Governor Inslee ordered that all events of over 250 people be halted in King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties due to COVID-19
- March 11, 2020, the Local Health Officer ordered that all events of over 250 people be halted in King County and that all events with 250 or fewer people be cancelled unless the organizer could implement social distancing and sanitation measures due to COVID-19
- March 13, 2020, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency due to COVID-19
- March 15, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued interim guidance recommending the cancellation or postponement of in-person events consisting of 50 or more people due to COVID-19
- March 16, 2020, the Local Health Officer ordered that...
- All events with 50 people or more are hereby prohibited until further notice.
- All events with fewer than 50 people are discouraged and prohibited unless event organizers
observe the COVID-19 prevention measures.
- All bars, dance clubs, fitness and health clubs, movie theatres, night clubs, and other social
and recreational establishments shall be closed until March 31, 2020 or later if determined
- Until March 31, 2020 or later if determined necessary, all restaurants and food service
establishments shall cease providing dining room services but may remain open for drivethru,
take-out and delivery services and must adhere to the COVID -19 Public Health –
Seattle and King County Guidance for retail businesses and service operators.
- All other retail, including banks, grocery stores, hardware stores, and pharmacies, should
and may remain open provided they observe the COVID-19 prevention measures and adhere
to the Seattle and King County Guidance for retail businesses and service operators.