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Virtual Workshops

WorkSource provides online virtual workshops that can help you prepare and get a job if you've been recently laid off.

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Reopening your business?

Learn about reopening resources for businesses compiled by the Thurston Chamber of Commerce by downloading the Smart Toolkit.

State and Local Resources

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak has had in the community, we have compiled a list of state and local resources to provide information and help to everyone during these challenging times.

OrganizationCategoryDescriptionWebsite
Mason Transit AuthorityTravel and Travel AssistanceAssistance with travel and travel challenges such as wheelchair pickup and deliveryCall customer service line at 360-427-5033
MedicareMedical AssistanceCOVID-19 Resourceshttps://www.medicare.gov/medicare-coronavirus
MedicaidMedical Assistance (over 65/disability)Guidelines and resources for Medicaid recipients and potential recipients.https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/covid19/index.html
Center for Disease Control (CDC)Coronavirus InformationCoronavirus informationhttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)Workplace Safety Information Regarding C-19Guidance on preparing workplaces for COVID-19https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf
US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)Veteran ResourcesResources for veterans affected by COVID-19https://www.publichealth.va.gov/n-coronavirus/index.asp
WA State Dept of HealthCOVID-19 InformationWA DOH C-19 resource and information pagehttps://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus
WA State House DemocratsCOVID-19 InformationSocial Distancing Guidelineshttps://housedemocrats.wa.gov/blog/2020/03/17/social-distancing-a-how-to-guide/
King County Public HealthCOVID-19 InformationAddresses misinformation and discrimination resulting from C-19https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/communicable-diseases/disease-control/novel-coronavirus/anti-stigma.aspx
WA State Office of the Insurance CommissionerCOVID-19 InformationEarly refill for prescription drugs authorized, deductibles & copays waived for coronavirus testinghttps://www.insurance.wa.gov/news/kreidler-orders-washington-health-insurers-waive-deductibles-coinsurance-and-copays
WA Health Plan FinderHealth Plan EnrollmentSpecial Enrollment Period in Response to Growing Coronavirus Outbreakhttps://www.wahbexchange.org/washington-healthplanfinder-announces-special-enrollment-period-in-response-to-growing-coronavirus-outbreak/
RetireGuideRetirement and MedicareRetirement after COVID-19 and Medicare Informationhttps://www.retireguide.com/guides/covid-19-retirement/
https://www.retireguide.com/medicare/
OrganizationCategoryDescriptionWebsite
Career One-StopUnemploymentThe federal government is allowing states to change their laws to provide unemployment insurance benefits related to the coronavirus (COVID-19).https://www.careeronestop.org/LocalHelp/UnemploymentBenefits/Find-Unemployment-Benefits.aspx?newsearch=true
US Department of Labor (DOL)Worker ResourcesResources for workplace safety; wages, hours, and leave; unemployment insurance flexibility; Job Corps students; injured federal workers; and federal contractorshttps://www.dol.gov/coronavirus
AFL-CIOOrganized LaborResources for those represented by an ALF-CIO aligned labor union affected by COVID-19https://aflcio.org/covid-19
US DOLMedical leaveForms to file for federal FMLA (family medical leave)https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/fmla/forms
BankrateCredit Card AssistanceCredit card assistance for people affected by COVID-19https://www.bankrate.com/finance/credit-cards/issuer-assistance-programs-amid-coronavirus-fears/
WA State Dept of Financial InstitutionsFinancial ResourcesFinancial resources for WA families affected by COVID-19https://dfi.wa.gov/coronavirus-financial-resources
WA Employment Security DepartmentLayoff AssistanceInformation for workers laid off due to coronavirushttps://esd.wa.gov/newsroom/layoff-assistance
WA Employment Security DepartmentWorker Q & AQuestions and answers for workers regarding coronavirushttps://esd.wa.gov/newsroom/covid-19#PFML
WA Employment Security DepartmentUnemploymentHow to apply for unemployment benefitshttps://esd.wa.gov/unemployment
WA State Dept of Labor & IndustriesPaid Sick LeavePaid sick leave and C-19 common questionshttps://lni.wa.gov/agency/outreach/paid-sick-leave-and-coronavirus-covid-19-common-questions
WA House DemocratsEmergency AssistanceA compilation of emergency assistance programshttps://housedemocrats.wa.gov/blog/2020/03/17/emergency-assistance-programs/
OrganiztionCategoryDescriptionWebsite
US Department of Agriculture (USDA)Food AssistanceCall the USDA National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) Includes: WIC; SNAP; TEFAP, and FAPhttps://www.usa.gov/food-help#item-213705
National School Lunch ProgramFood AssistanceInformation about how to access the school lunch progam which is being administered via individual school districtshttps://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/resource-files/NSLPFactSheet.pdf
Washington ConnectionFood Assistance, Cash, Childcare, EldercareOne-stop application for food, cash, childcare, etc in WA statehttps://www.washingtonconnection.org/home/
OrganizationCategoryDescriptionWebsite
Small Business Association (SBA)Small Business AssistanceDisaster loans for small buinesses affected by C-19 Churches and non-profits may also be eligible for disaster loanshttps://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Documents/Three_Step_Process_SBA_Disaster_Loans.pdf
USDA FarmersFarmer ResourcesResources for farmers dealing with C-19https://www.farmers.gov/coronavirus
USDA Disaster Resource CenterIndividual & Small Business ResourcesUSDA Programs that assist individuals and small businesseshttps://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/fact-sheet-usda-programs-assist-individuals-small-businesses_1.pdf
National Restaurant AssociationRestaurant Industry Coronavirus InformationFact sheet with linkshttps://restaurant.org/Covid19
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)Business Tax ReliefCoronavirus tax reliefhttps://www.irs.gov/coronavirus
FDICBankers & ConsumersCoronavirus information for bankers and consumershttps://www.fdic.gov/coronavirus/index.html
OrganizationCategoryDescriptionWebsite
Timberland Regional LibraryEducationDiverse collection of resources including school, eBooks, films and more.https://www.trl.org/
US Department of EducationEducationQuestions and answers on providign services to children with disabilities during the coronavirus outbreakhttps://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/
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Pulitzer CenterEducationPrintable lessons for studentshttps://pulitzercenter.org/builder/lesson/printable-lessons-students-27512?utm_source=email&utm_medium=educationnewsletter&utm_campaign=3132020
Travel & LeisureEducationVirtual museum tourshttps://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/
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Online Physcial Education NetworkPhysical EducationTools for creating physical education plans in the homehttps://openphysed.org/activeschools/activehome
WA Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction (OSPI)EducationSchool closure fact sheethttps://www.k12.wa.us/sites/default/
files/public/communications/SchoolClosuresQandA.pdf
WA State House DemocratsEducationSupport for parents and students during school closureshttps://housedemocrats.wa.gov/blog/2020/
03/17/support-for-parents-and-students-during-school-closures/
WA Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction (OSPI)EducationTalking to your children about school closureshttps://medium.com/waospi/
talking-to-your-children-about-school-closures-aeb3e6be6456
WA Department of Health (DOH)ChildcareChildcare resources and recommendations with linkshttps://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/
NovelCoronavirusOutbreak2020/ChildCare
WA State Board of Community & Technical CollegesHigher EducationResources and links for each community & technical college in WA Statehttps://www.sbctc.edu/coronavirus/default.aspx
Independent Colleges of WAHigher EducationResources and links for private universities in WA statehttps://icwashington.org/page/covid19
WA Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction (OSPI)EducationWebsite links an contact info for all public schools in WA statehttps://www.k12.wa.us/about-ospi/about-school-districts/
websites-and-contact-info
OrganizationCategoryDescriptionWebsite
Employment Security DepartmentUnemployment InsuranceIntroduction to unemployment, how to sign up, and reemployment services.https://esdorchardstorage.blob.core.windows.net/IntroductionToUnemployment.pdf
WorkForce 180Crisis ManagementDr. Beverly Ford, best practices for serving clients during the COVID-19 crisis.https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/6961341673227213826?assets=true
WorkForce 180Effective Crisis LeadershipEd Trumbull, ICF Vice President shared usable ideas and ways to navigate through staff, client and community challenges facing all workforce leaders being looked upon for solutions.https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/6692092166351668481
WorkForce 180Crisis Employer OutreachWorkforce180 CEO Mike Fazio discussed effective ways to engage employers during the daily confusion of closings, layoffs and radical changes to the way people are working.https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/2754582697633521155