A message from the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our lives and the way we do business. We’ve learned how to remote work and come together as a community. First and foremost, our members are at the top of our minds and we wanted to let you know our next steps as we navigate this “new normal.”
1. We are in constant communication with our federal, state, and local officials each day. We commit to new information becomes available regarding assistance from the Small Business Administration and other federal programs.
2. We are working with our local restaurants and retailers to provide a comprehensive list of takeout, delivery, and gift card options. You are a critical part of the lifeblood of our community and we want to do everything in our power to amplify your services.
3. We’re hosting weekly check-ins, networking, after-hour events, and webinars with local experts, service providers, and officials to provide guidance, support, and direction in these unprecedented times.
We believe in the strength of Mukilteo and are here for you. Please reach out with any questions and needs you may have.
Bookmark this page and check back often as policy and requirements are changing rapidly.
Below are a few commonly asked questions around COVID-19 resources for businesses and where you can find answers:
Is my business considered “essential”?
What is the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act?
What is the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)?
How does COVID-19 change unemployment benefits for me or my employees?
Is it true that tax deadlines have been extended?
Is there a grant/loan advance available for businesses? Do I have to repay it?
Are there other grants available for Snohomish County businesses or non-profits?
Where can I find the latest information about COVID-19 in the workplace?
What is the latest information being provided by the City of Mukilteo?
Where can I find out COVID-19 information for Snohomish County and Washington State?
Other sites of interest:
The SBA will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce offers a coronavirus response kit with a compilation of the CDC’s recommendations for businesses and workers across the country. Key points include:
- Determine if flex working is an option
- Create an employee communication plan
- Decide how to handle absenteeism
- Coordinate with local and state officials
- Make a business continuity plan