Information for Shoreline

Updated 6/1/2020 

We are acutely aware of the impacts to local businesses and non-profits from COVID-19. We have established an internal COVID-19 business response team, and, in collaboration with partners around the region and at the federal level we are exploring every avenue possible to bring support to our businesses. 

The City of Shoreline and its partners are collecting information on the impacts to local businesses. It is critical to document business and nonprofit impacts as the situation is unfolding, both for insurance purposes and for potential future relief efforts by state and federal agencies. We want to hear from you. Please fill out a quick survey to tell us your story. 

Please reach out to us if you have any questions about resources, or if we can in any way be of assistance.


  • While the statewide Stay Home, Stay Healthy order expired on May 31, King County does not yet qualify to move to Phase 2 of the Safe Start plan.  King County Executive Dow Constantine has applied for approval to move King County to a modified Phase 1 plan that would loosen some restrictions. When this plan is approved, the following will be allowed:

    • Outdoor gatherings of five or few people from outside the household
    • In-store retail - 15% of building occupancy
    • Restaurants - Outdoor dining allowed at 50% of existing outdoor capacity (no indoor dining)
    • Personal and professional services - 25% of building occupancy
    • Pet grooming - 25% of building occupancy
    • Additional construction and manufacturing operations

    More information is available on King County's website.

  • COVID-19 Recovery and Reconstruction Workshops: The UW Foster School of Business is offering a series of free online workshops for small and medium-sized businesses adjusting to economic changes wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic. Get more information and RSVP on their website.
  • Saving Local: A new website for businesses across King County to promote offers customers can purchase now, for use later when businesses reopen.  To add your business, go to

  • Public Health  - Seattle & King County is directing King County residents to wear face coverings in most public settings. Businesses are required to post signage advising individuals to wear face coverings on the premises. Businesses can download a sign on the Public Health website.

  • The City of Seattle has expanded their Support Puget Sound Small Business restaurant map to include businesses across the Puget Sound region. If you're a small business owner providing delivery or takeout and are not yet included, email for instructions on how to add your business to the map.
  • The SBA resumed accepting Paycheck Protection Program applications from participating lenders on Monday, April 27. Learn more on the Small Business Administration's website.
  • Shoreline B&O and Gambling Taxes: The City has issued a temporary waiver/suspension of B&O and Gambling Tax reporting and payment deadlines. The new deadline for 1st and 2nd quarter 2020 is October 31, 2020. More information
  • Property taxes: King County has postponed the payment deadline to June 1 for individual residential and commercial property taxpayers. More information is available on King County's website.
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