COVID-19: Area Specific Resources

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Washington State

A Parenting Guide During COVID-19: Be Kind to Yourself

COMCAST INFO: Free 60 Days of Comcast Service, Free Xfinity WiFi hotspots, and additional services

Conscious Discipline: Five Helpful Responses for Families

COVID-19 Financial Help in Washington State

COVID Response and Referral - Chinese

COVID Response and Referral - English

COVID Response and Referral - Somali

COVID Response and Referral - Spanish

COVID Response and Referral - Vietnamese

Grocery Stores are Hiring: High demand for Online Orders and Delivery

League of Education Voters: COVID-19 Resources

OneAmerica - COVID-19 Resources for Immigrants

Public Health Recommendations on COVID-19

Resources for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

T-MOBILE: COVID-19 Response

  • All current T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers who have plans with data will have unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days (excluding roaming).
  • Soon T-Mobile will provide T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers an additional 20GB of mobile hotspot/tethering service for the next 60 days.
  • T-Mobile is working with our Lifeline partners to provide customers free extra data up to 5GB of data per month for the next 60 days.
  • T-Mobile is also increasing the data allowance, free of charge, to schools and students using our EmpowerED digital learning programs to ensure each participant has access to at least 20GB of data per month for the next 60 days.
  • Additionally, T-Mobile is offering free international calling for all current T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers to Level 3 impacted countries.

In addition to these efforts, earlier today T-Mobile signed on to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s Keep Americans Connected Pledge, in which companies pledge:

  • Not to terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic;
  • Waive any late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic; and
  • Open its Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who needs them.

T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile retail locations have increased cleaning and sanitization efforts and added more disinfecting wipes, soap and hand sanitizer.

Unemployment Insurance

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Employment Security has programs designed to help individuals and employers during this unprecedented time.

Given the current public health crisis and the temporary shutdown of non-essential businesses across our state, we are working to increase access to unemployment benefits.

COVID-19 action alerts: Subscribe for updates about our response to COVID-19.

We adopted a series of emergency rules to relieve the burden of temporary layoffs, isolation and quarantine for workers and businesses. Some of the most recent changes include:

  • If you are laid off work as a result of the governor’s stay home order issued on March 23, you are eligible for unemployment benefits.
    • When you apply for benefits, you should select “laid off” as your reason for seperating from your employer. Choose "Company temporarily closed" from the secondary options.
    • This does not apply to employees who are considered essential critical infrastructure workers, as outlined by the governor.
    • As new information emerges, this is subject to change.
  • Work search requirements are optional for all claimants until further notice.
  • You can request standby status for up to 12 weeks.
  • The one-week waiting period to be eligible for unemployment benefits is waived.

As you know, the situation is changing rapidly, and we continue to update our communications and our technology to reflect the new emergency rules as they are enacted. We know this can be confusing and we are so thankful for your patience.

You can find the most recent information about how our programs can help workers affected by COVID-19 in the Q&A below. And, this easy-to-read comparison guide lists some of the most common COVID-19 scenarios that may occur and the benefits that may apply. Check back frequently for updates.

Please know that the Employment Security Department and the entire state is mobilized and ready to help you through this difficult time. We are all in this together.

(Find more information For workers affected by COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Please read an update regarding the increased demand on services

 
WA State COVID-19 Resources: https://coronavirus.wa.gov/