ECOSS has been helping frontline communities and businesses of color navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Read about some of the successes here and check out the full list of project here.
As of early November, Washington State is seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases. Please exercise caution.
New restrictions for Washington State through December 16 include lower capacity limits for stores and a ban on indoor dining: https://coronavirus.wa.gov/what-you-need-know/safe-start/whats-open-each-phase.
Guidance on how to prevent spread is here: https://coronavirus.wa.gov/news/covid-19-cases-spreading-very-quickly-puget-sound-region.
Washington State has set up an online hub for resources about the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic.
The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak is leading to many changes in how communities live and businesses operate. At ECOSS, the health and safety of those we serve are a top priority. To help communities and businesses navigate this stressful and uncertain period, below are links to information and resources.
Because situations are evolving rapidly, this page is intended to be a compass to resource centers rather than a comprehensive source of info; essentially, this is a list of lists.
Just because something is not found here doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Please let us know how we can support you, your community or your business. Contact us at 206-767-0432 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Languages we can assist with: Cantonese, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Nepali, Punjabi, Spanish, Swahili, Vietnamese
Washington State: https://coronavirus.wa.gov/
King County: https://kingcounty.gov/covid-19 (contains public health recommendations in multiple languages)
Snohomish County: https://www.snohd.org/484/Novel-Coronavirus-2019
Tacoma-Pierce County: https://www.mytpu.org/covid19/
Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish County: https://delbene.house.gov/constituent-services/covid-19-recovery-guides.htm
Coronavirus video explanations in language (shoutout to ECOSS staff who helped!)
Seattle & King County Public Health Blog
Multilingual Coronavirus Info Webinars:
- en español (Spanish)
- bằng tiếng việt(Vietnamese)
- af Soomaali (Somali)
- in Tigrinya
- አማርኛ (Amharic)
- 한국어 (Korean)
Resource hubs (start here for assistance)
Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network Resource Finder
Searchable database of resources that are specifically available to immigrants and refugees.
King County COVID-19 Community and Small Business Resource Guide
Resources for Immigrants and Refugees (multiple languages)
- General COVID-19 Information
- Federal Resources
- County Resources
- City Resources
- Education Resources
- Unemployment Resources
- Resources for Undocumented Folks
United Way King County Rent Relief Fund
Pierce County COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund
Paycheck Protection Program
The loan will be fully forgiven if the funds are used for payroll costs, interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities (due to likely high subscription, at least 75% of the forgiven amount must have been used for payroll).
Homesight Small Business Support Grant
Immediate Relief for Restaurant Workers (King County)
Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander in-language resources (multi-national)
Crowd-sourced document of Washington State resources for COVID-19 victims
- Government resources
- Private sector resources
- Public school meal distribution
- Expense saving measures
- Mutual aid resources
City of Seattle resource hub (some resources apply elsewhere too)
- Healthcare & Hygiene Support
- Immigration-related Information
- Food Support
- Internet Access
- Rent and Utility Bill Support
- Worker Support
- Artists/Creatives Support
- Small Business/Nonprofit Support
- Home Education Support
- Volunteer Opportunities
Compilation by Seattle Good Business Network
- Small business resources
- Communications and Marketing
- Community resources
- Support small businesses
Resources for Tacoma-Pierce County residents
- Household resources
- Unemployment resources
Resource list for Washington State businesses and workers
- Financial assistance
- Export assistance
- Employer and worker assistance
- Insurance assistance
Financial resources for Washington State residents (English/Español)
Climate Alliance Resources Compilation
If the above links did not contain what you need, here are some additional resources:
Request a loading zone for Seattle restaurant curbside pickup
City of Tacoma Emergency Assistance Program
COVID-19 Assistance and Public Charge FAQ for Immigrants
Disaster loans for small businesses in Washington State
What should I do if I was in close contact with someone with COVID-19 while they were ill, but I am not sick? Please contact your medical provider for specific guidance. In general, you should monitor your health for fever, cough, and respiratory problems during the 14 days after the last day you were in close contact with the sick person with COVID-19. You should not go to work and should avoid public places for 14 days.
What should I do if I am a close contact to someone with COVID-19 and I get sick? If you get sick with fever, cough, or respiratory problems (even if your symptoms are very mild), you likely have COVID-19. You should isolate yourself at home and away from other people and contact your health care provider.
More information about what to do including when to discontinuation home isolation can be found at: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/1600/coronavirus/COVIDexposed.pdf