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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

In the wake of a mostly divisive legislative session, I've been extremely pleased to see the cooperation between Republicans and Democrats in working to address the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). For example, the last bill we passed during session was HB 2965, which will appropriate $175 million from the state's rainy-day fund to assist with COVID-19 response efforts.

Over the past few weeks, I've spoken with Gov. Jay Inslee, Secretary of Health John Wiesman, Commerce Director Lisa Brown, and many others at the state and local level. Everyone is working to get on the same page in order to keep Washingtonians safe, healthy and financially stable.

In my conversation with Brown, I told her I believe the survival of small business is at stake, and that her agency will be critical in helping those who stand to lose everything. It's a message I'll continue to relay.

Of course it's not just government that's addressing this crisis. Families, communities, businesses and churches across the state have been stepping up and working to help those in need. It's been good to see, and it is my hope that we will all continue to support one another during this challenging time.

Earlier this week, House Republican staff put together a web page with critical information, along with resources and guidance, related to COVID-19. I hope it will be helpful to you and your family over the next several weeks. If you are looking for information that isn't listed on that page or below in this email, please don't hesitate to reach out to me at (360) 786-7912 or JT.Wilcox@leg.wa.gov.

Thanks, everybody. Be well and take care of one another.

– J.T.

Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Recent announcements and news releases from the Governor's Office and Department of Health:

Information for parents from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Information for employers and employees

Governor's Office | Partial list of resources to support economic retention and recovery related to COVID-19:

Employment Security Department:

U.S. Small Business Administration:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Department of Labor:

Department of Financial Institutions:

  • Financial Resources for Washington Residents Impacted by COVID-19
    • Accessing Your Financial Institution.
    • Unemployment Help.
    • Trouble Paying Credit Cards.
    • Trouble Paying Your Mortgage.
    • Trouble Paying Rent.
    • Student Loans Deferment.
    • Short Term and Emergency Loans.
    • Paying Utilities.
    • Insurance Issues.
    • Avoiding Scams.
    • At Home Financial Education Resources for Students.
    • Additional Resources.

Department of Labor & Industries:

  • Workers' Compensation Coverage and Coronavirus (COVID-19) Common Questions
    • Can COVID-19 ever be allowed as a work-related condition?
    • When to file a claim.
    • When will a claim likely be denied?
    • How can I file a COVID-19 claim?
    • Filing a worker's compensation claim: Exposure vs. contraction of COVID-19
    • Quarantine.
    • Covered treatment and post-exposure care.
    • Additional information on COVID-19.

Office of the Insurance Commissioner:

  • Coronavirus
    • Health insurance.
    • For insurers and medical providers.
    • Travel insurance.
    • Other types of insurance


U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA):


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs:

Global Perspective

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine:

As I mentioned above, if you are looking for information that isn't listed in this email, please don't hesitate to reach out to me at (360) 786-7912 or JT.Wilcox@leg.wa.gov.

It is an honor to serve you.


J.T. Wilcox

State Representative J.T. Wilcox, 2nd Legislative District
335C Legislative Building | P.O. Box 40600 | Olympia, WA 98504-0600
360-786-7912 | Toll-free: (800) 562-6000