Business Resources

Temporary Closure of Retail Food Establishment

Guidance for Food Establishments During the Temporary Closure

Business and Workers- weekly update newsletter: The state Economic and Resiliency Team has launched a weekly newsletter to provide news and information to help businesses and workers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. The newsletter provides information on unemployment insurance, the announcement of a Business Response Center to answer general business inquiries around financial help, information about the Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant program, and more.

For Businesses

Safe Start Washington: A Phased Approach to Recovery (PDF)

  • On page 4 of "Safe Start Washington: A Phased Approach to Recovery," there is a business checklist (PDF), which is a great starting point for businesses as they prepare for a Safe Start.


Financial Information

For Employees

  • Employment Security Department
  • Washington State Department of Labor & Industries: Paid Sick Leave
  • Did you get your Federal Stimulus? The IRS is committed to helping you get your Economic Impact Payment as soon as possible. The payments, also referred to by some as stimulus payments, are automatic for most taxpayers. No further action is needed by taxpayers who filed tax returns in 2018 and 2019 and most seniors and retirees. 

    • Some scammers are trying to take advantage of people. Remember—the government will not ask you to pay anything up front to get this money. No fees. No charges. No nothing. The government will not call to ask for your Social Security number, bank account, or credit card number. Anyone who does is a scammer. For more information:

Employee Grants