(Updated 4.7.2020)

Resources for employers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Financial Resources


  •  NEW  UPDATED: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) up to $2 million (flyer). An advance up to $10k is available within 3 days and will not have to be repaid. There is an interest rate of 3.75% for small businesses. Nonprofits are eligible for a 2.75% interest rate. See this EIDL guide for further information and get answers to your questions on the SBA Disaster Loan FAQ page. Finally, apply here.
  •  NEW  The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)is a federally guaranteed forgivable loan program that was just passed as part of the CARES Act. Go to the "Legislation of Note" section below for details!
  •  NEW  SBA Express Bridge Loans enable small businesses who already have a relationship with an SBA lender to access up to $25k quickly.
  • Kiva provides 0% interest loans up to $15k with a 6 month grace period allowed for greater flexibility. See details and apply here.
  • Business Impact NW provides loans to small business and nonprofits. They are more flexible than traditional financial institutions.
  • Craft3 offers business lending services between $25k to $3 million to new clients and is extending revised terms to existing clients.
  • City of Tacoma: COVID-19 Business Loan up to $15k with payments deferred for the first 12 months if your business is located within Tacoma city limits.



  • Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) urged all insurers to extend coverage to delivery driver's auto policies in order to ensure delivery of prescriptions, food and groceries.
  •  NEW  OIC Emergency Order regarding Dental Plan grace period
  • If employers have bought the right endorsements, insurance policies may cover cancelled events or businesses losses. Contact the state Office of the Insurance Commissioner at 1.800.562.6900 or go to for more information.

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Federal: National School closure map

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