Emergency Preparedness & Response

Help is Available for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Many very well run businesses are being impacted by the unprecedented and sudden disruption to operations and loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 virus.  If your business is one of them, there is help available.

Comprehensive Information from the Thurston Economic Development Council


Special Business Financing

The US Small Business Administration provides low-interest disaster financing

Other local business financing:

Washington Federal Business Lifeline

The City of Lacey has a long-standing policy of not providing links from City websites to for-profit businesses.  However, due to the unprecedented impact COVID-19 is having on local businesses, we are temporarily suspending that prohibition to make information on low-interest and no-interest financing available to local businesses.  As other financing becomes available, we will add it to this section.


Information for Employers and Their Employees

The Washington State Employment Security Department provides information to employers so impacted by the loss of business due to the COVID-19 virus that they find it necessary to reduce hours or lay off staff, and for their impacted employees.  That information is available here.