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COVID-19 SPOKANE COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Riordan Zentler
The Spokesman-Review

During the COVID-19 quarantine, questions crop up every day: Can I apply for unemployment? How can I feed my kids? Where can I go with help for the rent? Here is a list of resources to help Spokane-area residents navigate life during coronavirus.

Send updates or information on other resources to riordanz@spokesman.com

Populations

All Ages

Food:

Housing:

Clothing:

Youth

Emergency Funds:

Food

Education

Seniors

Food and Shopping:

Grocery and retail stores have announced “senior and vulnerable customer hours.”

Employment

Tax Relief:

IRS website on coronavirus-related tax relief, including info on new 2019 tax deadline of July 15 and stimulus payment checks: www.irs.gov/coronavirus

Employment Issues:

Employment Security Department: for workers and businesses affected by COVID-19. For information and resources regarding eligibility for collecting unemployment benefits, worker’s compensation, etc.: www.esd.wa.gov/newsroom/covid-19.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for businesses/employers: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html

Family and Medical Leave:

Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave: Guidelines on paid sick leave vs. paid family and medical leave, eligibility, and the process of acquiring paid family and medical leave amid the COVID-19 epidemic: https://paidleave.wa.gov/coronavirus/

Scenarios and benefits available chart can be found here: esdorchardstorage.blob.core.windows.net/esdwa/Default/ESDWAGOV/newsroom/COVID-19/covid-19-scenarios-and-benefits.pdf

Temporary Jobs Available:

Spokane-area companies looking to hire immediately:

Resources Based on Type of Employment:

Impacted Businesses:

Services/Issues/Support

Transportation

Support Groups and Resources:

Giving Back

Miscellaneous

Sources: The Spokesman-Review