COVID-19 Response - Community Resources

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
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/
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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/
OrganizationCategoryDescriptionWebsite
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/
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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/
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