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COVID-19 Resources for Individuals, Workers, and Employers

Below are links to information and resources regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) available to individuals, workers, and employers. We will strive to keep this page updated and share the latest available information as we receive it.

Department of Health COVID-19 Fact Sheets


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WA Dept. of Health COVID-19 Site

The Washington Department of Health has established a Coronavirus Outbreak website with updated resources and information.

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Centers for Disease Control Coronavirus Website

The federal government’s CDC website contains up-to-date information and guidance

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A Compilation of Emergency Assistance Programs & Ways to Help those in Need

We’ll be adding emergency assistance programs and donation opportunities to this page.

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Social Distancing: A “How-to” Guide

Social distancing is one of the most effective ways to slow the spread of COVID-19 as the virus is transferred from person to person. Even if you do not show signs on the virus, you could be a carrier and should practice social distancing whenever possible.

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School Closure Frequently Asked Questions

The Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction has provided an FAQ regarding the Governor’s order to close schools statewide.

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Support for parents and students during school closures

Here are some resources for families affected by the statewide school closure.

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Tips for talking to your children about school closures

The Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction has posted tips about how to talk to your kids about school closures.

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Governor’s authority during a state of emergency

Read more about Governor’s Inslee’s emergency powers under a state of emergency. Image: Steve Ringman/the Seattle Times.

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Early refill for prescription drugs authorized, deductibles & copays waived for coronavirus testing

The Washington Insurance Commissioner ordered health insurers to waive deductibles, coinsurance, and copays for COVID-19 teseting & insurers must allow a one-time early refill for prescription drugs.

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Washington Healthplanfinder Extends Special Enrollment Period in Response to Growing Coronavirus Outbreak

The original special enrollment period, that ran from March 10, 2020 through April 8, 2020, will now continue through May 8, 2020. Coverage will start May 1, 2020 for customers who enroll after April 8.

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Translated COVID-19 Materials from King County

Check the right side of the webpage for regularly updated COVID-19 resources in 15 languages.

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Washington’s courts

Courts are postponing trials, modifying hours, and curtailing services. Here is a link with the changes at municipal, superior, and district courts.

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Child Care Resources & Recommendations

Guidance from the Department of Health regarding child care for child care providers

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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information & Resources

This page contains links to college and universities providing updates regarding COVID-19

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Community & Technical College Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

The state community and technical college board has shared a list of community colleges with updates regarding COVID-19.

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Independent/Private Colleges COVID-19 Campus Resources

Links to pages from the independent/private colleges on COVID-19 resources.

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Resources and information from the Department of Corrections

The Department of Corrections has been actively coordinating with the Department of Health. This website has information and resources for those with an incarcerated loved one including daily updates.

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State Recommendations Regarding Transportation for Travelers & Commuters

Public transportation agencies are taking steps to ensure travelers and commercial businesses can continue to safely use our networks of buses, rail, ferries and air travel.

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Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 and health insurance

You can get information about special enrollment, deductibles, and more from this FAQ.

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Guidance and Resources from the Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction

The most current guidance and resources from the OSPI are provided below.

COVID-19 Assistance and Public Charge FAQ for Immigrants

City of Seattle COVID-19 Assistance and Public Charge FAQ for Immigrants

This is a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) information guide from the City of Seattle for immigrants who want to know more about how the issue of public charge might affect their ability to access healthcare and other services during this COVID-19 outbreak.

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Anti-Stigma Resources from King County

King County has compiled a list of resources to combat stigma and direct people to information.

COVID-19 Assistance and Public Charge FAQ for Immigrants

Washington State Ferries Information

WSF is taking a number of steps to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) and keep facilities as safe as possible.



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Washington Student Achievement Council COVID-19 Resources

WSAC has resources for student loan borrowers as well as information on changes at the federal level regarding repayment of loans.

COVID-19 Assistance and Public Charge FAQ for Immigrants

Tactics from NAMI Washington Alliance

Tips and tactics email for taking care of your mental health

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Administration for Community Living COVID-19 Information Page

As guidance is updated, ACL will post or link to it on this page and share it through the ACL Updates email service.

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FAQ on Orders from the Insurance Commissioner

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner has issue a FAQ related to emergency orders put in place.

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Financial Resources for Washington Residents Impacted by COVID-19

Resources for individuals wanting to know how to access financial institutions, unemployment help, trouble paying credit cards, trouble paying mortgage or rent, student loan deferment, short term and emergency loans, help paying utilities, insurance issues, and avoiding scams

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Layoff Assistance from Employment Security Department

Employment Security has information for workers and businesses facing layoffs

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Worker Q&A from Employment Security Department

Employment Security has programs designed to help individuals and employers during this unprecedented time.

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Unemployment benefits

How to apply for unemployment benefits.

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Paid Sick Leave and Coronavirus (COVID-19) Common Questions

This page has information and guidance on use of the state’s paid sick leave laws.

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COVID-19 (coronavirus) and Paid Family and Medical Leave

Get questions answered about whether you can use Paid Family and Medical Leave during the COVID-19 pandemic

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A Compilation of Emergency Assistance Programs & Ways to Help those in Need

We’ll be adding emergency assistance programs and donation opportunities to this page.

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An Infographic of Scenarios & Benefits Available to Workers

Not sure if you qualify for any benefits? This chart can help you see what is available to you.

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Injured? What You Need to Know

For health care workers and first responders under quarantine, you may qualify for a workers’ compensation claim.

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Help with food, cash and basic needs

Washington Connection is the fastest and most comprehensive way to access and apply for government assistance.

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Employer Q&A from the Employment Security Department

Employment Security has programs to help Washington’s employers weather the financial impacts of COVID-19.

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SBA Loans, Tax Extensions, and more

Governor Inslee’s website has a list of resources on assistance programs for businesses.

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From the WA State Insurance Commissioner

Information coronavirus and insurance in Washington state.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

The SBA 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)

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Coronavirus: Insurance information for businesses

With the outbreak of a coronavirus (COVID-19), business owners may question if their existing insurance policy covers this type of loss.

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Resources for WA State Businesses & Workers Impacted by COVID-19

Resources that can help for Washington small businesses

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COVID-19 Related Relief for taxpayers

The Department of Revenue will work with businesses that cannot file or pay their taxes on time due to the COVID-19 outbreak.