COVID-19 Resources & Guidance

The coronavirus continues to affect our local economic ecosystem. Below are a number of programs and guidance available to businesses, including resources from the Seattle Metro Chamber and its partners. We provide regularly updated COVID-19 response resources and toolkits from city, county, state, and federal governments, the Association of Washington Business, and other Washington State-based Chambers of Commerce.

Recent updates

All COVID-19 related updates


Toolkits & Reopening Resources

Back to Work Toolkit
Tools, templates, checklists and guides that fit the practical needs of many company leaders to build a safe plan to help you and customers thrive. Toolkit has been developed by Madrona Venture Partners, alongside the venture community, leading tech, retail, and aerospace companies, and the Seattle Metropolitan and Bellevue Chambers of Commerce.

Reopening, Unemployment, and Resources for Small Businesses
Updates on three key topics that we know is on your minds – GREAT resources for small businesses: Comprehensive and Links, Links, Links

COVID-19 Lease Amendment Toolkit

Working Parent Support Guide

Public Health Resources

For the latest health information about the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit Washington State Coronavirus Response (COVID-19), the state’s official COVID-19 site. 

For reopening guidance for King County businesses and additional resources visit Public Health – Seattle & King County. View fact sheets, data, blogs with access to county resources.

Economic Impact Resources

Working Washington grant applications open now

Applications are now open for the fourth round of Working Washington grants through the state Department of Commerce. These relief funds for small businesses offer grants up to $25,000.

Priorities for funding in this round include:
Businesses required to close.
Businesses with lost revenue as a result of closure.
– Businesses with added expenses to maintain safe operations.
– Equitable distribution of funds across the state and to businesses owned and operated by historically disadvantaged individuals.

The application portal is open now through 5 p.m. on April 9 at www.commercegrants.com.

For technical support, call 855.602.2722 or email commercegrants@submittable.com.

SBA to Provide Equitable Relief for Main Street Small Businesses

The Biden-Harris Administration and the SBA announced new steps the agency is taking with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to further promote equitable relief for America’s mom-and-pop businesses.

What The New Stimulus Package Means For Our Region
Final package includes relief for small businesses, distressed industries, and vulnerable workers.

Regional Economic Impact of The Coronavirus Outbreak Study commissioned by the Seattle Metro Chamber and the Business Health Trust.

Local, State, Federal & Trade Association Resources for Small Business 

Vaccine Information, Helpful Toolkits for your small business
Resources on vaccine roll out and latest information from King County Public Health

Coronavirus Resources For You And Your Business
Resources from city, county, state and federal government.

Resources from Housing Connector
Resources including rent assistance, eviction prevention, ways to help, and more.

King County Response to Coronavirus by Helping Small Businesses

Washington State Coronavirus Response
Get the latest news and business resources from the state government.

WA Department of Commerce Small Business Resources

City of Seattle Small Business Resources

Federal Resources For Small Businesses
Learn about two key programs: Economic Injury and Disaster Loans (EIDLs) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Magnolia Chamber Directory – find out what is open, how operations are proceeding

Please use our directory to contact your favorite hospitality, retail shop, or service provider for their latest hours and operations. 

Magnolia Chamber of Commerce’s Crime Prevention workshop: Seattle Police Department slides 4/23/20  

Digital Tools for your Business

Personal Protective Equipment