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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

We are in the midst of a challenge unlike anything most of us have ever experienced before. The spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has wreaked havoc on people’s health and financial well-being, and the daily routine of life is radically different than it was just a month ago. My heart goes out to everyone who has been affected by this terrible disease.

In this update are links to critical information, along with resources and guidance, that I hope will be helpful to you and your family over the next several weeks. If there is information you’re looking for that is not listed on this website or below, please contact me at (360) 786-7846 or Drew.Stokesbary@leg.wa.gov.

This is not a fight we wanted, but it is one we are going to win together, one day at a time. Please continue to look out for one another, help flatten the curve of infections, and support our small businesses any way you can.

It is an honor to serve you.


General information

The federal government’s official Coronavirus (COVID-19) site:

Washington state’s official COVID-19 site:

General guidance from the Department of Health:

  • Novel Coronavirus Fact Sheet
    • Wash hands often with soap and water. If not available, use hand sanitizer.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others.
    • Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.

Department of Health:

  • Call center | 1-800-525-0127
  • 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days a week.
  • 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19)
    • Symptoms and Testing.
    • Resources and Recommendations.
    • Current Situation in Washington – What’s the current risk?
    • 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Washington.

Health Care Authority:

Updates from the Governor’s Office:

Washington State Office of the Attorney General:

Department of Children, Youth & Families:

Teach with TVW:

Contact information for counties and local health departments and districts

Washington Association of County Officials:

Department of Health:

Recent announcements and news releases

Recent announcements and news releases from the Governor’s Office and Department of Health:

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) | K-12 schools


Universities and colleges

Washington State Council of Presidents:

Washington State Community and Technical Colleges:

Independent Colleges of Washington:

Employers and employees

Governor’s Office | Partial list of resources to support economic retention and recovery related to COVID-19 coronavirus:

Employment Security Department:

U.S. Small Business Administration:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Department of Labor:

Department of Revenue:

Department of Financial Institutions:

  • Financial Resources for Washington Residents Impacted by COVID-19
    • Accessing Your Financial Institution.
    • Unemployment Help.
    • Trouble Paying Credit Cards.
    • Trouble Paying Your Mortgage.
    • Trouble Paying Rent.
    • Student Loans Deferment.
    • Short Term and Emergency Loans.
    • Paying Utilities.
    • Insurance Issues.
    • Avoiding Scams.
    • At Home Financial Education Resources for Students.
    • Additional Resources.

Department of Labor & Industries:

Washington Paid Family & Medical Leave:

Office of the Insurance Commissioner:

  • Coronavirus
    • Health insurance.
    • For insurers and medical providers.
    • Travel insurance.
    • Other types of insurance

Health care

American Red Cross:

Housing and homelessness

Department of Commerce:


U.S. Department of Homeland Security:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA):

Washington State Department of Agriculture:

Military & veterans

U.S. Department of Defense:

Washington Military Department:

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs:

Other federal agencies

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

U.S. Food and Drug Administration:

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services:

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau:

House Bill 2965

House Bill 2965:

Powers of governor

Proclamations made by Gov. Jay Inslee:

  • Summaries of all COVID-19 proclamations
  • Individual proclamations by number:
    • 20-28: Waiving in-person public meetings and public records requirements (March 24)
    • 20-27: Authorizing electronic notarial acts (March 24)
    • 20-26: Waiving penalty for late filing of monthly alcohol sales taxes (March 24)
    • 20-25: Stay home, stay healthy (March 23)
    • 20-24: Prohibiting non-essential medical and dental procedures (March 19)
    • 20-23 and 20-23.1: Utility ratepayer assistance (March 18, amended March 24)
    • 20-22: Waiving restrictions on hours for truck drivers (March 18)
    • 20-21: Waiving one-week waiting period for unemployment insurance (March 18)
    • 20-20: DOR to waive penalties and interest on certain late tax payments (March 18)
    • 20-19: 30-day prohibition on evictions from residential property (March 18)
    • 20-18: DSHS eligibility and nursing home licensure changes (March 18)
    • 20-17: Restrictions on types of nursing facilities that can receive visitors (March 16)
    • 20-16: Restrictions on types of visitors to long-term care facilities (March 16)
    • 20-15: Waiving DOL requirements for driver’s licenses, ID cards (March 16)
    • 20-14: Limitation on social, spiritual, recreational gatherings (March 16)
    • 20-13: Prohibition on public gathering in certain venues (March 16)
    • 20-12: Prohibiting in-person instruction at higher education institutions (March 13)
    • 20-11: Limitation on social, spiritual, recreational gatherings (March 13)
    • 20-10: Waiving certain training requirements for long-term care workers (March 13)
    • 20-09: Closure of public and private schools in all counties (March 13)
    • 20-08: Closure of schools in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties (March 12)
    • 20-07: Limitations on gatherings in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties (March 11)
    • 20-06: Restrictions on visitors at residential care facilities (March 10)
    • 20-05: Declaration of emergency in all Washington counties (Feb 29)


RCW 43.06.220:

In the news

The Capitol Buzz | Articles from online publications from across the state on coronavirus (COVID-19):

Global perspective

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine:


Drew Stokesbary

State Representative Drew Stokesbary, 31st Legislative District
335C Legislative Building | P.O. Box 40600 | Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7846 | Toll-free: (800) 562-6000