Notification from WA State Emergency Management

Public Information Officer, Washington Emergency Management DivisionAGENCY

Emergency Alert

Gov. Inslee signed emergency proclamations today to help businesses, renters and residents struggling to pay bills due to #COVID19. https://medium.com/wagovernor/inslee-announces-relief-for-businesses-workers-renters-and-more-in-response-to-covid-19-outbreak-c09c13a02690

An emergency proclamation prohibits residential evictions statewide for 30 days based on certain conditions. The state Department of Revenue will be able to waive interest, fees, late payment /due date penalties, due dates for a broad range of business taxes. Those applying through Washington Employment Security for Unemployment Insurance will have their 1-week waiting period waived. https://esd.wa.gov/newsroom/covid-19

Washington Department of Revenue will be able to waive interest, fees, late payment /due date penalties, due dates for a broad range of business taxes. Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. Washington Utilities And Transportation Commission will be suspending certain restrictions to expand the use of energy bill assistance funds to the unemployed customers.  Up to $5 million of the Governor’s Strategic Reserve Funds will be made available via state Department of Commerce as small grants to small businesses across the state to help prevent closure due to #COVID19 Have questions? Visit http://coronavirus.wa.gov or call 1-800-525-0127 and press #.