The onset of the Coronavirus crisis caused Capitol Hill to take swift action and approve $2.2 trillion in emergency funding – widely discussed as the CARES Act. Businesses were promised their cut of resources to stay afloat in the form of partially forgivable, low-interest loans. Unemployed individuals were allocated an
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SharedWork to Reduce Hours To encourage businesses from laying off employees, Employment Security Department encourages employers to use the SharedWork program. If you are reducing the hours of your employees, Unemployment will pay for a portion of the reduced hours. Employees on the SharedWork program will also receive the additional $600
Upon receiving official guidance from the state regarding the latest mandatory mask requirement on July 7, the Chamber immediately notified our members. Staff has since had conversations with numerous business owners who are, to say the least, frustrated with the additional burden of enforcing the statewide ‘No Mask, No Service’
To mask, or not to mask, that is not the question. As of July 7, Washington extended the No Mask, No Service requirement statewide. According to the state’s Coronavirus Response website, “Any of us can carry the virus and not realize we’re spreading it when we talk, cough, or sneeze.
Markets are reeling coming off consecutive years of financial success across most business sectors. We were unaware at the start of 2020 that things were about to take a turn for the worse with the arrival of a global health catastrophe. Suddenly, small businesses of all sorts went from enjoying
It’s official! Mason County has been approved to move into Phase Three Reopening, effective on Monday, June 22. Here’s a quick video created by The Bellingham Herald showing what that means. Business sectors listed in Phase Three may reopen only AFTER the state publishes its guidelines for the specific sector and an