On a bipartisan basis, the legislature has made fighting the coronavirus a top priority As your State Senator, I sponsored the first bill in the Senate to set aside funds to fight the new coronavirus.
Those funds are now paying for testing, nurses, and additional unemployment benefits.
I want to personally answer your questions and provide helpful information. You may have questions about the Governor’s stay-at-home order issued March 23, 2020, or what businesses and types of employment remain open.
And share with me your stories…neighbors helping each other, the kindness of strangers. That’s how I know that we will get through this. Together.
Important coronavirus information below, updated regularly
Below you can find a list of links and resources that may be of help to you, a neighbor, or someone you care about.
If you do not find what you are looking for here, let Senator O’Ban know. He is personally available to answer questions or listen to concerns. Feel free to email him at his personal email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Washington state’s official COVID-19 sites:
- Washington State official Covid-19 website
Department of Labor & Industries:
- Paid Sick Leave and Coronavirus (COVID-19) Common Questions
- Workers’ Compensation Coverage and Coronavirus (COVID-19) Common Questions
- Can COVID-19 ever be allowed as a work-related condition?
- When to file a claim.
- How can I file a COVID-19 claim?
- Filing a worker’s compensation claim: Exposure vs. contraction of COVID-19
- Covered treatment and post-exposure care.
- Additional information on COVID-19.
Washington Paid Family & Medical Leave:
- COVID-19 (coronavirus) and Paid Family and Medical Leave
- Worker FAQ.
- Employer FAQ.
Employers and Employees
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 Health
Call Center | 1-800-525-012
6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days a week
2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak Resources
Updates from the Governor’s Office:
- COVID-19 Information and Updates
- Public and constituent inquiries|(360) 902-4111
Employment Security Department:
- For workers and businesses affected by COVID-19 (coronavirus)
- COVID-19 | Scenarios & Benefits Available
U.S. Small Business Administration:
- SBA COVID19 Disaster Loan Program Open for Applications
- Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Department of Children, Youth & Families:
- Coronavirus – COVID-19 Updates
- Early Learning
- Child Care Licensing
- Early Achievers
- Home Visiting
- Child Welfare
- Foster Care Licensing