Governor Inslee extends, expands eviction moratorium
Govornor Jay Inslee announced Thursday expanded protections for renters as COVID-19 continues to impact the finances of community members statewide. The governor’s new proclamation extends and expands the original order through June 4 with new protections for renters including prohibiting landlords from increasing rents or deposits for residential and some commercial units.
Employment Security Department implementing system updates for benefits
In an update on the State’s response to COVID-19, Governor Inslee and Commissioner Suzi LeVine discussed Thursday system updates and efforts to expand capacity at the Employment Security Department (ESD) to ensure families get their benefits. The system update implements the federal CARES Act to allow self-employed and part-time workers with less than 680 hours apply for benefits. The ESD claims center will be closed and eServices will be not be available from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, April 18.
New Business and Workers: Weekly Update newsletter
The state’s Economic and Resiliency Team launched a weekly newsletter
to provide news and information to help businesses and workers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. This week’s edition includes information on unemployment insurance, the announcement of a Business Response Center to answer general business inquiries around financial help, information about the Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant program, and more.
COVID-19 cases in Snohomish County
Visit the Snohomish Health District's website for up-to-date information on COVID-19, including updated case count information like the chart below that illustrates the cumulative case count for Snohomish County.