King County, Washington State,
and Federal Resources
King county level resources
King County moved into Phase 2 of reopening last week and while I couldn’t be more excited to see movement toward the end of the COVID-19 pandemic it’s as critical as ever for each of us to stay aware and informed of the ways that we can do our part during these unprecedented times. While we are making progress, there are still more cases reported each day.
You can find daily case counts here.
Here is the portal for King County information.
King County Public Health has a few graphics on their site that help me visualize what's going on. The full report is on King County's website and can be found here. The orange triangle indicates that King County is not meeting its target for each criterion.
King County resources:
King County is gathering resource links together here.
King County has pushed out the deadline for property taxes.
King County's public health call center is open between 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM PST at 206-477-3977.
Non-medical questions about COVID-19 including compliance and business related issues? Contact the King County COVID-19 Business and Community Information Line (Monday – Friday) 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM at 206-296-1608.
Washington state level resources
The state has this one stop information site set up: https://coronavirus.wa.gov
If you have lost your health insurance through your employer there is some help available through the Washington State Health Plan here.
For general questions about COVID-19 in Washington State, you can contact the Washington State Novel Coronavirus Call Center at 800-525-0127
The Washington211 system is available to handle calls for the Washington State COVID-19 hotline (1-800-525-0127).
For state unemployment information you can contact the state Employment Security Department. ESD can also be reached at 888-836-1900.
Here is general unemployment ESD information about COVID-19.
The Washington State Department of Commerce has a helpful web portal for small businesses.
The state department of Financial Institutions also has resources for mortgage payers and others.
Here is information on the Paid Family Leave Program
Here is some great data from the University of Washington on the pandemic (although a little depressing also!)
The State Department of Health reported that the demographic experiencing the highest rates of infection are healthcare workers. I greatly appreciate each essential worker and health care worker that is putting themselves and their families in harm's way during this pandemic.
We must continue to work on keeping our community safe by wearing masks, washing our hands, and socially distancing. The State Secretary of Health, John Wiesman, says, "the science is clear that when we use face coverings, we limit the spread of droplets being passed on to others when we talk, cough or sneeze. While some of us are wearing face coverings in public, we must increase usage to best control the virus. Washington's strategy to restart the economy and get people back to work will only be successful if, together, we act safely and follow health recommendations."
Here is the portal for state level information.
On April 2, 2020 Governor Inslee announced that the stay home, stay healthy order has been extended in Washington, until May 4th. I thought I would offer some resources available in our community. I am confident that the steps we have taken so far are helping protect everyone in the state from the deadly coronavirus. There are no new restrictions with this extension and you can find details and other state actions at the state website.
NATIONAL LEVEL resources
Here is the portal for the Federal Center for Disease Control.
I want to continue to advocate for your interests in Olympia. If you want to look at more COVID-19 resources, you can click here.
Thank you. I’m honored to represent you. Stay safe, stay healthy.