⚠️ City offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.

Resources for Businesses and Workers

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This page is updated frequently, so check back periodically for new information. If you know of additional resources, we'd love to add them. Please let us know by emailing Rikki Gwinn.

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➡️ How you can support local businesses
➡️ Small business loans - SBA loans - renegotiating loans
➡️ Grants for businesses
➡️ Unemployment questions - job searches - insurance
➡️ Help with understanding resources available to business owners

Additional Resources

Rules for Businesses and Organizations

Under Gov. Jay Inslee’s March 23 executive order, businesses that are not considered essential services can continue remote operations (employees working from home) but must shut down in-person operations through May 6. Businesses providing essential services still must ensure proper health and safety measures to prevent the spread of illness.

Some services, such as construction work, are only considered essential for specific purposes. Businesses and employees who would like to know whether their workplace is essential can fill out this form.

State law requires an employer to keep a safe and healthy workplace, including addressing potential exposures to the coronavirus. Under the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy Proclamation, employers are required to implement a social distancing plan, conduct frequent cleaning and sanitizing, and ensure frequent and proper hand washing. The state website offers more information, including details on how employees can report conditions they feel are unsafe or unsanitary.

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has released fact sheets with COVID-19-related information:

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The information on this page is presented as a public service by a partnership between the City of Walla Walla, the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation, and the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce. The placing of the links on this page should not be construed as an endorsement of any particular lender, organization, or institution. Individuals should use their own judgment before relying on any information provided or pursuing any services offered at the given links.