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.

Please contact me through my website or email  steve@steveoban.com, or call me at 253-312-1688.  

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.


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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: steve@steveoban.com.

Sen. O’Ban COVID-19 Town Hall Clips

May 21 Town Hall with Host David Boze

What is the plan to better fund public health?

When can we have elective surgery?

Who decides what services are essential?

Washington state’s official COVID-19 sites:

Department of Labor & Industries:

Washington Paid Family & Medical Leave:

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:

Employment Security Department:

U.S. Small Business Administration:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Department of Children, Youth & Families:

Multilingual resources:
Chinese Simplified