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COVID - 19 Update from the CEDC

Today I participated in a teleconference with the Department of Commerce, Association of Washington Business (AWB), and Employment Security Department (ESD) about economic relief and recovery efforts related to COVID-19. As we all know, this is an unprecedented and constantly evolving situation. I wanted to share with you some items of particular interest that were communicated.  In addition there will be a conference call with my state association this afternoon, if anything new comes out of that meeting, I will be in touch.

 

COVID - 19 Update from the CEDC

Today I participated in a teleconference with the Department of Commerce, Association of Washington Business (AWB), and Employment Security Department (ESD) about economic relief and recovery efforts related to COVID-19. As we all know, this is an unprecedented and constantly evolving situation. I wanted to share with you some items of particular interest that were communicated.  In addition there will be a conference call with my state association this afternoon, if anything new comes out of that meeting, I will be in touch.

 

Express Employment Coronavirus procedures

At Express, the well-being of our Clients, Associates & Community at large is our utmost concern. In addition to following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations to limit the spread of the coronavirus, we implemented the following procedures:

The changes that have taken place within our office to protect our associates and staff are as follows:

Rotary Club of Longview's "People of Action" Newsletter

Rotary Club of Longview's "People of Action" Newsletter

Here is today's Rotary Club of Longview newsletter announcing/reminding members of club meeting cancellations beginning today through, at least, April 15th.

Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S.

Water system flushing scheduled for area #2

Water system flushing scheduled for area #2

Useful information put out by FEMA

Below is useful information put out by FEMA which will provide a one-stop resource guide for many of the issues surrounding the COVID-19 situation.
Please know Cowlitz County IS eligible for SBA Disaster Loans although the main webpage does not list Cowlitz or Clark counties, this should be updated soon.
 

Cowlitz Valley Moose will be closed until further notice.

Cowlitz Valley Moose will be closed until further notice.  As you probably all have heard, all bars and restaurants in the state are to be closed through the end of the month.  I’ll keep you all informed as to when we’ll be reopening.  Please stay safe and healthy out there!
See you here…hopefully in a couple weeks.
 

City of Longview COVID-19 Response

City of Longview COVID-19 Response

To minimize the health impacts of COVID-19 in our area, the City of Longview is closing some buildings and offices to the public.

As of today, March 16, 2020, the following City of Longview facilities are closed:

 Longview Public Library (open until 8:00 p.m. today and then closed indefinitely)

 Senior Center

 Mint Valley Racquet Complex

 All Recreation and Library programs have been cancelled.

Cowlitz County PUBLIC WORKS ADMINISTRATION BUILDING TEMPORARY CLOSURE

PUBLIC WORKS ADMINISTRATION BUILDING TEMPORARY CLOSURE

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