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NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

King County has moved to Phase 2 of reopening. Learn more:

Information for Shoreline

Updated 7/2/2020 

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. 

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

NEW UPDATES

  • MASK REQUIREMENT: A statewide requirement for businesses to require face coverings of all employees and customers will go into effect on July 7. Under this proclamation, businesses may not serve any customer, services or goods, if they do not comply with the state-wide face covering order.

  • SMALL BUSINESS GRANT OPPORTUNITY:  The Shoreline Small Business Support program is now reviewing applications for grants up to $20,000. Please see the grant program page for more information. Applications were due by noon on Monday, June 22.

  • KING COUNTY MOVES TO PHASE 2: The State of Washington has approved King County's move to Phase 2 of the Safe Start plan. More information is available on King County's website.

    The following is now allowed:
    • In-store retail - At 30% building capacity
    • Fitness - Training and classes with up to five participants.
    • Restaurants - Indoor and outdoor dining at 50% capacity; six foot distance must be maintained between tables and chairs
    • Personal services - 50% of client occupancy
    • Professional services - With restrictions
    • Pet grooming - 50% of client occupancy
    • Construction - All construction, including those activities for which social distancing may not be maintained and the start of new construction projects, is authorized to resume
  • Customized List of Financial Resources for Your Business: King County Libraries is providing help finding financial assistance. By providing some information about your small business financial need, Libraries staff will be able to send you a customized list of resources and information. Learn more on the KCLS site.

  • 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 savinglocalkc.com/add-your-business/

  • 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 supportsmallbiz@seattle.gov for instructions on how to add your business to the map.

  • 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
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