COVID-19 Updates


May 15, 2020

Shope Concrete Products  has put together a job site COVID-19 Phase 1 Safety Plan guidelines sheet to work in addition to their existing Accident Prevention Plan. They have also created a COVID-19 Job site Safety Plan Location Form for offsite work.

April 30, 2020

Wilbert Precast, Inc. is doing a brief safety orientation on their Infectious Disease Prevention Program with returning employees and what their part is to help keep everyone healthy while returning back to work. They also have implemented a Delivery Driver Procedure and a document to share with visitors who are entering their building.

April 6, 2020

The Cares Act is up and running. Here are some resources we are tracking:

March 24, 2020

March 23, 2020

Washington Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers


Sector Profile - The Critical Manufacturing Sector identifies several industries to serve as the core of the sector: Primary Metals Manufacturing, Machinery Manufacturing, Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing, Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Products made by these manufacturing industries are essential to many other critical infrastructure sectors.
Essential Workforce - Workers necessary for the manufacturing of materials and products needed for medical supply chains, transportation, energy, communications, food and agriculture, chemical manufacturing, nuclear facilities, the operation of dams, water and wastewater treatment, emergency services, and the defense industrial base.

March 20, 2020

  • Washington ESD FAQ
  • Washington ESD Layoff Assistance FAQ
  • ESD - The Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) can provide support in the form of unemployment benefits. For employers that want to keep from losing highly-trained employees, these unemployment benefits can be received through, or while covered by, Shared Work, Partial Unemployment and Standby (which allow certain workers to collect unemployment while remaining with their employers and not actively seeking other jobs) &  Paid Family and Medical Leave program can provide paid leave benefits for Washington workers who need to take time off from work due to a serious health condition or to care for a family member with a serious health condition. Certification by a healthcare provider is required for applications for Paid Family and Medical Leave due to a serious health condition & If COVID-19 disrupts a Washington business and causes a mass layoff or closure, ESD and its local workforce development board partners can respond with Rapid Response services and funding to help impacted workers get connected to unemployment benefits and re-employment services, including re-training, worker support services, and referrals to other social services
  • L&I – Current Paid Sick Leave & Coronavirus Common (Questions & Answers) (Scenarios & Benefits Available)
  • L&I – Current Workers Comp Premiums 90 day same as cash
  • IRS Tax Relief info page Deferring