Dear Friends and Neighbors,
In this special GoodMinute, I report live from my home with an update on the current crisis and steps I am taking to help our community:
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Fundamentally, the Center for Disease Control is updating their site regularly with the information and tips on how to protect yourself and your family.
For the latest information in statewide and regional numbers, as well as local information you can visit the Washington State Department of Health’s site.
This site serves as a centralized home for links to general statewide information related to COVID-19 from dozens of agencies.
Keep yourself updated – you can track the pandemic with Johns Hopkins University’s COVID- 19 tracker.
For more detailed pandemic tracking, Mercer Island high school junior Avi Schiffman developed one of the most comprehensive sites tracking the progress of COVID-19 that is publicly accessible.
Need to find out more about essential businesses? Washington’s Employment Security Department is keeping its site up-to-date.
OneRedmond has partnered with dozens of entities across the Eastside to develop the Eastside Recovery Hub, a centralized information site for local businesses, nonprofits, and individuals.
The Small Business Administration is working tirelessly to get federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans to small businesses facing financial hardship.
Your small business may qualify for other federal emergency loan programs too! Visit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s site to learn more about the Employee Retention Tax Credit that may benefit many employers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you or your loved ones are having trouble making mortgage payments, Washington State Department of Financial Institutions is offering assistance.
Washington’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is regularly updating its site as new executive directives are issued – topics and resources covered include online learning and special education curricula and tips for graduating seniors to be sure they meet their requirements.
Governor Inslee has issued a series of Proclamations in response to this crisis on a wide range of critical issues.
As always, please reach out if you have questions, comments, or ideas.
All best wishes,
Representative, 45th District
Washington State Legislature