Assistance for Workers Impacted by COVID-19

17 Mar 2020

If you are a worker affected by COVID-19, there are programs that may be able to help depending on your specific circumstances. Here are the programs (being added regularly):

On March 18, the Governor announced new measures to help workers including:

The Department of Labor and Industries (LNI) has published several helpful guides to using paid sick leave or workers compensation.

The Employment Security Department (ESD) has several programs available if you or a loved one has contracted COVID-19 or if you are laid off work. They have published an easy-to-read reference guide with some of the most common scenarios that may occur and benefits that may apply.

If you’re struggling with paying your bills during this time, there are several options available in various circumstances.

  • Comcast is offering 2 months free to new Internet Essentials customers in response to recent and anticipated emergency measures associated with the COVID-19 outbreak. Visit www.internetessentials.com for more information.
The Department of Revenue will have the authority to waive or suspend penalties and interest on certain late tax payments.

The Department of Social and Health Services is expanding eligibility for Family Emergency Assistance program to now include families without children.
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