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COVID-19 Business Support

Kittitas County Chamber remains committed to the health and well-being of our members and community. We are receiving questions about the best resources for accurate and up-to-date information surrounding the novel coronavirus officially named COVID-19.

State, federal, and international government agencies have developed resources and guidance for this rapidly evolving situation and we encourage members to refer to these sources for accurate information.

County Q&A Submissions

The county will be holding phone/audio meetings for anyone who would like to attend, held by different panelists (The Chamber, Main Street Organizations, SBA Agents, etc.) We would like to open the panel up for questions from the community. Please submit your questions via the form below here so the panel is able to address everyone’s questions during the meeting on the most efficient way possible.

Chamber of Commerce Virtual Meetings

To help businesses stay informed during this time, The Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce has been hosting virtual meetings with various organizations such as the SBA, the SBDC, and state legislators. To view recordings of these meetings, see below.

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Do you have a topic you would like covered during our informational webinars? Submit your topics by clicking the link below.

For Business Owners & Employers

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

The Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with GO USA in Wenatchee for quality PPE products to help businesses as they move into Phase 2. For larger orders or logo'd orders contact Darren Ucency at (509) 961-5997 or DarrenU@gousaquality.com.

Take a Survey

The Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce and partners would like to determine the unique challenges facing Kittitas County businesses, both large and small. A response team has been created to review the results in order to implement support services.

Kittitas County Business Safety Planning Requirements

Kittitas County, Kittitas County Public Health, Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce and many other municipalities have put together a webpage dedicated to potential businesses re-opening in phase two and safety protocols being put in place. Protocol and planning samples can be found on this site to help businesses in their re-opening process.

Local Business Safety Planning Resources

The Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Recovery Group created a fillable Back-To Business Tool Kit for businesses in Kittitas County. Download the full document in order to fill it out to your business' needs.

State of Washington Business Safety Planning Resources

Washington State created signage for business to post in their store windows, website, and social media.

Signage for Business Safety Planning Resources

Signs.com recognizes that many businesses may be struggling when it comes to sourcing appropriate Coronavirus (COVID-19) signage for critical messaging to customers, clients, employees, and others.

 

WORK HARD | WORK SMART | WORK SAFE

To ensure the safety of our community and to help you navigate the new normal, the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce, City of Cle Elum, City of Ellensburg, City of Roslyn, City of South Cle Elum, Kittitas County, and the Kittitas County Health Department have created a comprehensive guide which include many recommendations reviewed by Dr. Mark Larson and the Emergency Operation Center.

Restaurants/Taverns Phase 2 Requirements

Restaurants/Taverns must adopt a written procedure for dine-in service(s) that is as strict or stricter as the Phase 2 procedure (to the right) and complies with all safety and health requirements.

Phase 2 Limited In-Store Retail Operations COVID-19 Requirements

The retail establishment must adopt a written procedure for in-store retail activity that is at least as strict as the Phase 2 safety requirements.

Insurance Information

Information for Washington state businesses about coronavirus and its impact on commercial insurance and business operations.

Washington State Employment Security Department SharedWord Program

SharedWork is a voluntary business sustainability program that provides flexibility to retain employees at reduced hours.