Business Resources for COVID-19
By Rebecca Martin | March 3, 2020
To the Business Leaders in our Chamber Network:
Like many of you, the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce is monitoring the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As a resource for our network, the Chamber wants to make sure our members have access to up-to-date information on the situation and its impact on our businesses.
The City of Federal Way continues to collaborate with the King County Department of Health as well as community partners such as South King Fire & Rescue and the Federal Way Public School District. Video from the City’s community meeting on COVID-19 will air on channel 21 and is available on the City website.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to plan and respond to COVID-19. This guide is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus virus and the CDC will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available. CDC has maritime and airline industries.
The Washington State Department of Health offers Workplace and Employer Resources & Recommendations to lower the impact of COVID-10 in the workplace by reducing transmission among staff, protecting people who are at higher risk for adverse health complications, maintaining business operations, minimizing effects on other entities in the supply chains, and more.
The Federal Way Public School District (FWPS) is taking precautionary and proactive steps as it works with stakeholders on prevention, education, and communication efforts. In addition to its emergency preparedness plan, the District will follow WA Department of Health recommendations regarding appropriate response and decisions related to school operations such as openings and closures. Updates from FWPS are available on its website.
The Highline College Emergency Response Team (ERT) is monitoring the situation closely and has created an emergency response plan to ensure the health and safety of its community. Highline's plan also includes a resourcepage and posters reminding people of the importance of washing handsthoroughly-- the single best strategy to protect yourself and others from spreading any virus.
King County offers a Planning Guide for Businesses and Organizations for COVID-19. The County also has an anti-stigma toolkit with social media tools, a poster, infographic, and other information to help you prevent, interrupt, and respond to stigma.
The Governor’s Office has compiled a partial list of resources to support economic retention and recovery related to the coronavirus. Financial, export and employer and Worker assistance is included in the Resource List for Washington State Businesses and Workers impacted by COVID-19.
In addition to these resources, the Chamber will share updates from community partners on our Facebook, @federalwaychamber and Twitter, @FedWayChamber. Together, we're working to get you information as we Take The Federal Way to business success.
Rebecca Martin, CCE, IOM, MA
President & CEO
Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce