Coronavirus Info and Resources

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Here are some of my go to links for information on the COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus) outbreak here in Washington State. (General FAQs)

Testing/Facts about the Coronavirus

There is a shortage of tests. All major healthcare providers do have some test kits now, however you will be screened to determine if you need to be tested. The screening consists of determining if you’ve been in contact with an infected person or if you have symptoms. If you are tested, you will likely be told to go home immediately and self-quarantine at least until you get the results which may take several days. You can find out more at the King County Coronavirus common questions page.


Coronavirus Bell Curve – Daily COVID-19 Statistics for the United States

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases from Johns Hopkins

King County COVID-19 Dashboard

Reuters Graphics Tracking The Novel Coronavirus In The U.S.

United States/States Hospital Projections

Wikipedia Washington State Summary Of 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic

CARES Act (Economic Stimulus) Explained

New York Times Explainer On Stimulus Package (PDF)

Partial List Of Highlights:

  • Pandemic Unemployment Insurance
  • Increase in Unemployment Benefits by $600/week (on top of normal benefit) through July
  • Direct Cash Assistance up to $1,200 per individual
  • Small Business Forgivable Loans
  • Emergency Economic Injury Grants up to $10,000 per small business or non-profit
  • Debt Relief for SBA borrowers
  • Resources for Business Counseling Services
  • Eviction protection for renters
  • Mortgage protection for owners
  • Student Loan Deferral
  • Low Income Energy Assistance Program

Small Business and 501(c)(3)s

Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grants

One-Pager Of Small Business provisions of CARES act

Small Business Adminstration: Coronavirus Loan Resources

National Small Business Association COVID-19 Resources


State Of Washington: Financial Resources for Impacted Residents

State Of Washington: Department Of Social Services (Housing, Food, SNAP)

State Of Washington: Unemployment/Paid Leave

Multi-Service Center Energy Assistance (PSE, Seattle City Light)

Propel (Must-have SNAP Benefits phone app)

Other Stuff

King County 4-Culture Cultural Relief Fund (for artists)

Restaurants in Des Moines!