Up-to-date Information from the State of Washington
Washington State launched a website that can be considered the definitive, comprehensive source for information on coronavirus. You can find links to official information from a wide range of trusted sources, including government and community services. https://coronavirus.wa.gov/
How to File Unemployment
Apply for unemployment here: https://esd.wa.gov/unemployment#step-1
The video to the right shows you how to file your weekly claim.
Resources for Construction Workers
The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO and its affiliated unions are working together to protect all who live in Washington state amid the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.
Resources for Residents of King County:
Regional Donations Connector
King County has developed a Regional Donations Connector at https://kingcounty.gov/depts/emergency-management/special-topics/donations-connector.aspx that connects those who want to help with organizations seeking assistance.
The goal of the site is to connect those who want to help – either through volunteering or providing donations – with non-profits who are looking for support. If your organization would like to make a request for support, visit https://kingcounty.adoptcompany.com/login to create an account and register your request.
Resources for Veterans
Before visiting local VA medical facilities, community providers, urgent care centers, or emergency departments in their communities, veterans experiencing COVID-19 symptoms—such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath—are encouraged to call their VA medical facility or call MyVA311 (844-698-2311, press #3 to be connected). Veterans can also send secure messages to their health care providers via MyhealtheVet, VA’s online patient portal. VA clinicians will evaluate veterans’ symptoms and direct them to the most appropriate providers for further evaluation and treatment.
United Way of King County
The United Way of King County has set up a site where non-profits can list any volunteer opportunities and in-kind donation needs they may have during this crisis – the link to that site is https://volunteer.uwkc.org/volunteer-response-covid-19/.
Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation
The King County Council has put together a list of resources to help navigate different agencies and how to file for unemployment or workers’ compensation. Anyone who has lost their job due to coronavirus, had to self-quarantine, or take care of an infected relative should file for unemployment insurance. Governor Inslee announced a one-week waiver period to receive unemployment, getting people resources they need more quickly. Anyone whose job brought them into direct contact with an infected person should apply for workers’ compensation
March 8, 2021 Governor Inslee announced a 30-day statewide moratorium on evictions of residential tenants.
If you’re looking for help feeding yourself or your family, visit the Food Lifeline website to find a partner food bank, food pantry, or hot meal program in your neighborhood. This food is free and available to you, even if you don’t qualify for SNAP or EBT.
- School Sites for Student Lunch Support
- Starting Monday, March 16th the schools listed will provide free lunches to Seattle Public Schools students Monday-Friday 11am-1pm. Please click the link to see which schools are offering these services. You do not have to go to these schools, you just have to be a Seattle public school student.
- Washington Building Leaders of Change is partnering up with Food Empowerment Education & Sustainability Team (FEEST) to provide lunches every Tuesday & Thursday to those who go to school in the Rainier Beach area while schools are out of session.
- Renton School District providing breakfast & lunch at every Renton School to anyone ages 1-18.
- By following the link, there is also a list of some apartment complexes providing breakfast and lunch as well.
- Highline School District is also providing lunches to students.
- Northwest Harvest SODO Community Market is offering pre-bagged produce, prepared foods, and shelf-stable groceries right at the door. There is no need to enter the facility. This is open to anyone of ANY AGE. Click the link above for more information.
- Location: ” SODO Community Market is located in Seattle’s SODO neighborhood at 1915 4th Ave S, near the corner of 4th Ave S & S Holgate St.”
- Find more location and transportation information by following this link.
In case you all want to learn some new things while being away from school!
- Scholastic Learn at Home
- This may be a bit too young for you all, but if you have younger family members this can be a great resource!
- Washington Health Plan Finder
- Due to the COVID-19 cases, Washington Health Plan Finder is opening enrollment to qualified individuals until April 8th.
- Apple Heath Enrollment is year-round!
- “Comcast Increases Access to and Speeds of Internet Essentials to Support Americans Through Coronavirus Pandemic”
- Please follow the link to learn more about free-low cost internet service & to see if your family qualifies!
- More low-cost internet options
Utilities & City Light
You are able to defer your payments if you have been financially impacted by COVID-19. Please call Seattle Public Utilities & City Light to set up a plan.
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- Source Two
- Utility Discount Program
- Follow the link to see if your family is eligible for reduced utility costs!
This is created by various community members. This is not run by any organization
Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse
Resources for Residents of Pierce County:
Resources for Residents of Snohomish County:
If you are in the Arlington area and would like more information on receiving groceries for your family, please email [email protected].