The Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce is proud of our membership and is totally dedicated to our Kirkland community. Our focus is on our membership: our business members, community members and residents of Kirkland, Washington.

Please reach out to Samantha, Beth and Jen with your questions at info@kirklandchamber.org.  Over the next few weeks we will be regularly posting updates for our business community and our Kirkland community at large. Please bookmark this page and check back here on a regular basis for any new information as it becomes available.

It is understandable that members of the public, employers and employees have many questions during this rapidly evolving situation. We therefore hope that you find the following links helpful and hope this information will help you make more informed decisions and be better prepared.
Links Disclaimer: The views expressed in the following links are those of the author(s); they do not necessarily reflect the views of the Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce, its staff, or board members. For more information please review our website’s Terms and Conditions of Use page. Thank You.

Please note that latest information will now be available at the top of each list.

For Businesses

Kirkland Small Business Fund closes 5 PM (Pacific Time), Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Updated information on unemployment/new rules with the stimulus

US Chamber guide to SBA disaster loans

US Chamber guide to the employee retention tax credit

US Chamber CARES Act checklist

Nonprofits and self-employed individuals

City Council Authorizes Immediate Actions to Respond to COVID-19, Census 2020, Updates from Public Health – Seattle & King County, How to Volunteer During COVID-19, Updates from Metro, Traffic Alerts and More!

Staying home is key to fighting COVID-19, but masks can be helpful for some; and Public Health—Seattle & King County announces 166 new cases for April 1, 2020

What determines an Essential Business?

U.S. Small  Business Administration Amends Disaster Declaration | Disaster Assistance Now Available to all Washington Small Businesses Economically Impacted by COVID-19

Greater Seattle Partnership’s Business Economic Impact Survey

Kirkland Police Department Adjusts Protocols to Protect Community and Officer Safety During COVID-19 Pandemic

Inslee announces relief for businesses, workers, renters and more in response to COVID-19 outbreak

Washington counties now eligible for disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration

Inslee signing statement Monday, March 16, 2020, on statewide emergency proclamation to temporarily shutdown restaurants, bars and entertainment and recreational facilities

From the Kirkland City Council: Resource Packet for Kirkland Businesses PDF

Small Business Association “Build Your Business Resiliency”. Daily webinars.
Events near you.  Seattle Office: 206-553-7310; Spokane Branch Office: 509-353-2800

Washington Medical Commission: Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioner Act. Volunteers Needed – State Licensing Conditionally Waived

Business Health Trust (small business and nonprofit health insurance) “COVID-19 Coronavirus Resources for Employers”

Greater Seattle (Everett, Seattle, Bellevue and Tacoma) Partners “Managing the Impacts of COVID-19 on our Business Community”

Washington State Department of Health “Workplace and Employer Resources and Recommendations”

The Washington Small Business Development Center “Business Resiliency Toolkit”

“Resource List for Washington State Businesses and Workers Impacted by COVID-19” Coronavirus – Jay Inslee, Governor, Washington State

For Everyone

Public Health King County: Need for blood donations. NEW

Washington state to send ventilators from the Strategic National Stockpile to the SNS inventory to help states facing higher numbers of COVID-19 cases. NEW

News Release March 21, 2020: Department of Health Releases Personal Protective Equipment Distribution Guidelines

Kirkland Police Department Adjusts Protocols to Protect Community and Officer Safety During COVID-19 Pandemic

King County Metro Services > Changes to Eastside Bus Services

Metro Will Temporarily Reduce Services from Monday, March 23, 2020

Washington counties now eligible for disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration

The Washington State Department of Health and the Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) are making sure residents don’t face financial barriers to COVID-19 testing when they need it. Insurance Commissioner Kreidler issued an emergency order to state-regulated health plans on March 5 to:

  • Cover testing (including any lab fees) and the related visit for COVID-19 without copays or deductibles.
  • Suspend any prior authorization requirement for treatment or testing of COVID-19.
  • Allow enrollees to be treated by another provider within a reasonable distance at no additional cost if there are not enough in-network providers.

Inslee signing statement Monday, March 16, 2020, on statewide emergency proclamation to temporarily shutdown restaurants, bars and entertainment and recreational facilities

WA Department of Health (DOH): Eligible donors urged to continue to give blood amid COVID-19 concerns.  IMPORTANT from the CDC: Arrivals from countries with widespread sustained transmission arriving in the United States.
WA DOH: Symptoms and Testing, Resources and Recommendations. DOH: 1-800-525-0127

King County Library System has closed all libraries until April 13, or further notice

King Country Updates March 13, 2020: Testing; Childcare Guidance during schools closures; Gathering of Youth during school closures; Emergency Precautions at Correctional Facilities; Isolation and Quarantine update; Other Information 

City of Kirkland

EvergreenHealth “Coronavirus Resources and Information”

Overlake Medical Center and Clinics “Advisory about COVID-19”

Seattle and King County “Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)”

Washington State Department of Health “2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (DOVID-19)”

World Health Organization (WHO) Answers “Your Questions about COVID-19”

Center for Disease Control (CDC) “What You Should Know” “Situation Updates” “Information for Communities, Businesses, Health Departments, Travel and Laboratories”

Price Gouging
What To Do

Office of the Attorney General of Washington State

How to File A Price Gouging Complaint with Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s Office

Consumer Protection

Call centers are open M-F 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • 1-800-551-4636 (in-state only)
  • 1-206-464-6684 (out-of-state callers)
  • 1-800-833-6388 (Washington State Relay Service for the hearing impaired)
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