Federal, Oregon, & Washington COVID-19 Resources

In addition to the CARES Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, unemployment, and tax guidance we have collected the following additional nationwide business resources:

 

Washington COVID-19 Business Resources 

In addition to the CARES Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, unemployment, and tax guidancewe have collected the following additional Washington business resources:

  • Washington "Stay home, Stay Healthy"
    • Took effect on March 25. Gov Inslee has twice extended the initiative through May 31, 2020.
    • The list of essential workers and sectors identified as essential is closely modeled after the federal guidance, and also includes some additional sectors.
    • Construction Guidance memo…see our Recovery Plan blog for details about the resumption of low-risk construction in Washington.
    • If your business is not listed, or you’re unclear whether it is considered essential, please email or fill out the essential businesses inquiry form online
  • Proclamation 20-52 extended long-term care proclamations related to long term care until the COVID-19 State of Emergency or May 9, 2020, whichever occurs first…proclamations 20-0620-1020-1620-17and  20-18
  • Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) announced a limited-time special enrollment period for qualified individuals who are currently without insurance.
  • Workers’ Rights. Through June 12 (and potentially longer) employers must:
    • use all available options for alternative work assignments to protect high-risk employees, if requested;
    • permit any high-risk employee in a situation where an alternative work arrangement is not feasible to use any available employer granted accrued leave or unemployment insurance in any sequence at the discretion of the employee;
    • fully maintain all employer-related health insurance benefits, even after an employee’s paid time off is exhausted, until the employee is deemed eligible to return to work;
    • not take an adverse employment action against an employee for exercising their rights; and
    • not enforce contract provisions that interfere with these prohibitions.
  • Notary – Inslee has immediately authorized electronic/remote notarization,with specific conditions outlined in Senate Bill 5641 (originally slated to go into effect Oct. 1, 2020).
  • Researchers with the University of Washington School of Medicine are looking for COVID-19 survivors to donate plasma.

Washington Local Resources & Utilities:

Oregon COVID-19 Business Resources

New  On May 18, an Oregon court struck down Oregon’s stay home orders as null and void and granted an injunction against further enforcement of them, because the Governor was required to seek the legislature’s concurrence to extend the orders beyond 28 days and did not do so.  AT 7:45 PM, in a three-paragraph ruling stayed the lower court’s order.  The Oregon Supreme Court gave the plaintiffs until Friday to file any responses and said the court would take the matter under advisement, with no set timetable for a decision.

In addition to the CARES Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, unemployment, and tax guidance we have collected the following additional Oregon business resources:

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