COVID-19 Information


For more information regarding assistance to businesses, please visit the Resources Section.


How Businesses Will Re-Open in Washington

As the flattening of the curve of the numbers of cases of COVID-19 progresses, businesses in the State of Washington will reopen in phases.  These are the phases and the timing announced by the State of Washington.


Thurston Chamber of Commerce Smart Restart Tool Kit


A successful transition back to work and reopening businesses is pivotal in the health and safety of employees and customers as well as the restart of the economy. To assist you in re-opening, The Thurston Chamber of Commerce developed this Smart Restart Toolkit to help you develop a reopen plan that breaks down the information into manageable action plans and checklists.

Here is a link to the tool kit.


The Washington State Small Business Liaison Team

The Washington State Small Business Liaison Team (SBLT) has been working on converting their Live Small Business Requirements and Resources (SBRR) Workshops into a Webinar based program. In the process, they realized that the information business owners need right now is about getting ready to operate safely; doing business while caring for the health and safety of their employees and customers.

In these sessions business owners will get to interact with liaisons from Employment Security Department (ESD), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Revenue (DOR), Department of Labor & Industry (L&I), Department of Enterprise Services (DES) and the Governor’s Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance (ORIA).

Information on the webinars is available here.

Information on the team is available here.