Whether you are a GSBA member business or not, we are here for you. If you have questions about eligibility for the state's assistance grants, how to fill out an application, or other forms of assistance please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Masking on Transportation
Apr 18 - masks are no longer required on airplanes and other mass transit after a court struck down the mandate. Airlines, airports, and transportation agencies are currently revising their guidance, with SeaTac Airport, Alaska Airlines, Everett Transit, the Seattle Center Monorail, Sound Transit, and county authorities (Benton-Franklin, Clark, King, Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish, Spokane, Whatcom) all have masking as optional. Rideshare companies have also announced that mask wearing will be optional for riders.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control
Feb 26 - National masking guidance is now based on COVID-19 community level.
Mar 12 - end of statewide mask mandate for schools and businesses
Mar 12 - end of county-specific indoor mask mandate
The end of mask mandates does not include healthcare/medical facilities, dental facilities, pharmacies, long-term care settings, public transit, taxis, rideshares, or correctional facilities. Private businesses may still choose to implement their own mask and vaccination verification requirements. People may choose to mask at any time.
County, City, and Neighborhood-Specific Resources
Working Washington list of resources for small businesses by county in Washington
Vaccine Verification Requirements: Clallam, Jefferson, King
Eastside Recovery Hub - Bellevue, Bothell, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kirkland, Redmond, Renton, Woodinville
Edmonds Chamber of Commerce
Seattle Office of Economic Development - Pandemic Resource Hub
Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce - Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, and Tukwila
Business.wa.gov - one-stop shop for WA small businesses around COVID-19
Resources for Employees
Access to public benefits, protections against discrimination, specific supports, and more