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Business Closures & Altered Schedules

Updated June 25, 9:35a The Safe Start plan is in effect for Washington. Mason County is currently in Phase 3 reopening. This requires all businesses to adhere to proper social distancing guidelines. A list of Chamber members who have notified us of their modified business hours is provided below. All area grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, banks, childcare, and other necessary

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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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Restaurant Hours & Service Updates

Information updated Monday, June 22, 3:55p Reopened for Limited Dining & Takeout  Alderbrook Golf & Yacht Club Tue-Sat 9:00a-5:00p, limited menu Alderbrook Resort & Spa Sun-Thu 7:00a-10:00p, Fri-Sat 7:00a-11:00p, by reservation only.  Blondie’s Restaurant daily 7:00a-7:00p  El Puerto de Angeles daily 11:00a-9:00p, kids eat free  El Sarape III & la Cantina Sun-Thu 11:00a-9:00p, Fri-Sat 11:00a-10:00p  Lake Limerick Golf Club & Cafe Fri-Sun 7:30a-3:00p

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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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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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Crime teeming during COVID-19

Unemployment claims statewide reached 15.1% in April. Loan volume for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in Washington alone has climbed to $12.1 billion so far. With an olive branch extended, fraudsters are on the prowl. During May, both the Employment Security Department (ESD) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) alerted

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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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