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Local Response Amplifies CARES Funding

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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Unemployment and Loan Resources

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

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To Mask or Not to Mask

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.

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Selling Your Business in a Post-Pandemic Climate

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

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Mason County Approved for Phase Three Reopening

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

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Website resources for COVID-19

Resources for Businesses

Financial, telecommuting, travel, business preparation, legislation, tool kits, checklists, and more resources.

Center for Disease Control

Symptoms, family preparedness, at-risk population information, community resources, cases, and latest updates.

WA Department of Health

Symptoms and testing, resources, recommendations, current situation and risk assessment.

Washington State Govenor

Financial assistance, export assistance, employer and worker assistance, insurance assistance, and more.

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