Sequim Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce

Business Resources Covid-19

 

This Page is Updated as Information Becomes Available
For further info, follow the links to the Sources listed.

SHARED BY THE CLALLAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS & LODGING TAX ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

The Clallam County Board of Commissioners and Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is soliciting requests for proposals from interested Nonprofit Organizations to “Keep the Lights On” for up to four months as the COVID-l9 Virus works its way through the tourism financial system.

DOWNLOAD FULL INFORMATION AND APPLICATION HERE

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SHARED BY WASHINGTON TOURISM ALLIANCE:

As you know, this crisis has been catastrophic for our industry, but the WTA is working on a project that we hope to be a small sliver of positivity for our partners and stakeholders. The showWAlove.com website will be a place where people can find a way to support their favorite local businesses by purchasing gift cards for future use. A user will be able to search for businesses by region and/or category and then connect with that business to buy a gift card. Hopefully, this will be a way for Washingtonians to help these hard-working business owners and employees though this time.

But we need your help! To get this project off the ground, we need to populate the website with businesses who offer gift certificates. There are two ways to participate, the first being more time consuming but far more effective:

  • Click here for our listing spreadsheet. This is a great job for an intern or if you have an employee that is finding it hard to keep busy during this time. Please populate the spreadsheet with businesses in your area that offer gift cards and have websites. Businesses must have online gift cards/certificates available to participate. If possible, we would love the URL go to the actual landing page where a user can purchase the card. If a user doesn’t have a website, but offers gift cards, leave the website url blank and just include the phone number. Also, you can do this a little at a time. If you send us 50 businesses by Monday, you can send us 50 more by Wednesday. Please send the spreadsheet back to me at mike@watourismalliance.com when you’re ready.
  • If you are spread thin, I totally understand. Please just send out to as many tourism-related businesses as possible the following link: https://showwalove.com/post-a-listing/. We have found that this won’t get us as many results, but it’ll get us some representation in your area.

Businesses must offer gift cards or certificates online or at least on the phone to participate. If they don’t have offering, here is an easy website that helps set up online gift cards: https://www.kabbage.com/helpsmallbusiness.

The website is still being worked on and is not ready for public consumption. We will send out a press release next week when it’s ready to go!

 

SHARED BY THE CLALLAM EDC:

Click Here for Full List of Essential businesses.

Here’s the link to request to be considered an essential business if your business type isn’t listed. 

For businesses where individuals cannot work from home, the Governor’s office is providing guidance on what businesses are essential, building on the federal government’s and California’s definition of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers. This link — which we are still reviewing in detail — has much of that information:

A few more specifics:
· Business closures must happen 48 hours after the Governor signs the order (confirming if he has signed).
All grocery stores, pharmacies, childcare facilities, gas stations, food supply chains and other things that offer people basic, crucial needs will remain open. Inslee expects businesses and residents to voluntarily comply. He will discuss possible enforcement mechanisms in the coming days if residents and businesses do not comply.
Industries that can argue they are essential can request a special designation as an essential business. Businesses and entities that provide essential services must implement rules that help facilitate social distancing of at least six feet.

EDC News

We need your input as well, please take our Survey here.
We have launched our Choose Clallam Campaign and have daily updates for businesses and consumers looking for answers concerning Coronavirus at Choose Clallam on Facebook and Instagram and Youtube. Please like, share and subscribe for online updates.
We are also hosting a webinar series, find our first Webinar event info here

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SHARED BY SOROPTIMIST INT. OF SEQUIM:

Our first responders are in desperate need of PPE masks to protect them while they serve us. I asked our Fire Department if we could make them and they immediately said YES. Clallam County is no where near the top of the list for gov. supplies and the new law allowing less-protective masks to be used by health care workers will not help us before we have no supplies left. 
 
The mask will be a simple layered pattern of thick material like flannel or similar. Supplies will be provided. You will sew at home.
 
We need MANY volunteers committed and on standby, QUICKLY. This is a great opportunity to not feel helpless during this global crisis. Please contact me directly if you are willing.
 
We will hear from FD and Dr. Unthank within 2 days. Volunteers need to be committed and ready.
 
Deb
Home (best) 360 683-3219
Cell 360 775-1199
 

SHARED BY WA STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT: 

https://esd.wa.gov/newsroom/covid-19

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SHARED BY WASHINGTON SMALL BUSINESSES ADMINISTRATION:

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Washington Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Washington small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today. SBA acted under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, to declare a disaster following a request received from Gov. Jay Inslee on March 13, 2020.

The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Clallam, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Lincoln, Mason, Okanogan, Pacific, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Spokane, Thurston, Wahkiakum, Walla Walla, Whatcom, Whitman and Yakima counties in Washington; Benewah, Latah and Nez Perce counties in Idaho; and Gilliam, Hood River, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla and Wasco counties in Oregon.

“SBA is strongly committed to providing the most effective and customer-focused response possible to assist Washington small businesses with federal disaster loans. We will be swift in our efforts to help these small businesses recover from the financial impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19),” said Administrator Carranza.

SBA Customer Service Representatives will be available to answer questions about SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program and explain the application process.

“Small businesses, private non-profit organizations of any size, small agricultural cooperatives and small aquaculture enterprises that have been financially impacted as a direct result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) since Jan. 31, 2020, may qualify for Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses which could have been met had the disaster not occurred,” said Carranza.

“These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. Disaster loans can provide vital economic assistance to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing,” Carranza added.

Eligibility for Economic Injury Disaster Loans is based on the financial impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The interest rate is 3.75 percent for small businesses. The interest rate for private non-profit organizations is 2.75 percent. SBA offers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years and are available to entities without the financial ability to offset the adverse impact without hardship.

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX  76155.

The deadline to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan is Dec. 16, 2020.

For more information about Coronavirus, please visit: Coronavirus.gov.

For more information about available SBA resources and services, please visit: SBA.gov/coronavirus.

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