Our hearts go out to the many individuals and businesses in Whatcom County impacted by the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Employers of all sizes and sectors should carefully monitor the situation and take steps to protect the health of their workers, their clients, and their businesses. Please remember, it is important to document business impacts as the situation is unfolding, both for insurance purposes and for future relief efforts by state and federal agencies. There are a growing number of resources for our business community to stay informed and prepared (some of which are listed below).
- Bellingham Mayor Seth Fleetwood issued a proclamation of local emergency due to COVID-19. Additional orders were signed extending payment deadlines for City utility, B & O tax and lease payments, and waiving corresponding late penalties.
- Port of Bellingham Economic Development Recovery webpage