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COVID-19 Resources for Businesses and Workers

Beyond its direct health implications, the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is causing massive disruption to organizations large and small worldwide. We at the Economic Development Council for Island County (EDC) take seriously the economic hardships faced by Island County businesses. We’ve compiled the following list of resources to stay on top of the latest developments as it pertains both to well-being of your employees and the operations of your business. This list of resources is being continuously updated.

Funding Options - Which program do you qualify for?

The Small Business Administration (SBA) developed a summary of Coronavirus relief options and the criteria that must be met when considering different funding options.

COVID-19 Resources for Businesses, Employees


Small Business Administration: Disaster loan assistance Link

Small Business Administration: Lender Match helps you find lenders Link

State Department of Financial Institutions: Financial resources for Washington residents impacted by COVID-19 Link

Paycheck Protection Program: An SBA loan helping businesses keep their workforce employed Link


Business Assistance

Association of Washington Businesses: COVID-19 Employer Resources Webinar Series Link

Employment Security Department: For businesses affect by COVID-19 Link

FEMA: Starter kit for reconstituting operations Link

Island County: Latest novel coronavirus outbreak information link

Small Business Administration: Export assistance Link

Small Business Administration: Guide to the CARES Act Link

Small Business Development Center: Business survival strategies Link

Spokane Regional Health District: Cleaning for health in a business Link

State Department of Commerce: Export assistance Link

State Department of Commerce: Small business crisis planner Link

State Department of Commerce: Insurance for businesses, events Link

State Employment Security Department: Layoff assistance Link

State Department of Labor & Industries: Request a safety and health consultation Link

Washington Governor: Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers Link

Washington Governor: COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Businesses and Workers Link


Employment Security Department: For workers affected by COVID-19 Link

Employment Security Department: Eligibility Checker Link Link

State Department of Health: What to do if you have confirmed or suspected coronavirus disease Link

State Labor & Industries: Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19) Resources Link

State: Paid family and medical leave program Link

State Employment Security Department: Layoff assistance Link

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