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20-24 - Restrictions on Non Urgent Medical Procedures - This Proclamation shall remain in effect until May 18, 2020


Commerce and Employment Security Department leaders partner for economic resilience and recovery effort during COVID-19 outbreak - March 24, 2020

  • Commerce and ESD are working with other state partners to update a statewide portal to rapidly provide up-to-date information on resources and services available to support businesses and workers affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Businesses and workers can go to to access these sources in one place.
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration approved Gov. Inslee’s request for a disaster declaration, and all counties in Washington state are now eligible for assistance. This unlocks low-interest loans that will help small businesses meet their financial obligations during this difficult time.
  • Up to $5 million of in the Governor’s Working Washington Fund will be made available as micro-grants to small businesses across the state to help prevent closure due to COVID-19. Commerce will distribute these funds. Check for updates on the funding timeline and follow Commerce on Twitter @WAStateCommerce for an announcement when funds are available. Visit the DOR website for full information.
  • For businesses that need some temporary tax relief, Gov. Inslee has given the Department of Revenue authority to waive interest, fees, and due dates for a broad range of taxes, including property tax exemptions, business license renewals and others.


Department of Health Releases Personal Protective Equipment Distribution Guidelines - March 21, 2020


Return to Work Guidance for Healthcare Workers (HCWs) and First Responders (FRs) Who Have Confirmed COVID-19 Infection or Are Asymptomatic with High or Medium Risk Exposures* to a Known Case of COVID-19 - March 19, 2020


Stay Up To Date - Links

Washington State Dept. of Health - COVID-19 Data Outbreak Summary (numbers affected by county)

Washington State Dept. of Health - COVID-19 Healthcare Provider Resources & Recommendations


Telehealth Resources

WSMA - COVID-19 Telehealth and Reimbursement Resource Page

WSHA - Telehealth Resource Page

Download: Telehealth during COVID-19 Public Health Emergency - released March 19
Information affecting requirements for coding and billing of telehealth services - Kim Garner Huey