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  • Kathy McCorry, CEO

Government & Legislative Updates

Updated: May 4, 2020

Governor Inslee outlines recovery plan and authorizes low-risk construction:

Last week, Governor Jay Inslee announced a phased approach to reopening Washington State with gradual modifications to the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. “It will look more like a turn of the dial than a flip of the switch,” Inslee said in the address. Depending on health projections for the spread of the virus, unfortunately some distancing restrictions may need to stay in place for weeks or months to come. Additional details of the plan can be found here. In keeping with the plan, the state recently authorized low-risk construction projects to restart while requiring adherence to specified COVID-19 Job Site Requirements, which were developed in coordination with the construction industry. Additionally, Washington State will partially open outdoor recreation activities on May 5, including many previously shuttered state parks, public lands, boat ramps and recreational hunting and fishing opportunities, Gov. Inslee announced Monday. However, social distancing guidelines are still in place, and public gatherings, team sports, and camping, among other things, are not resuming at this time.

Chamber Prepares a Recovery Toolkit in Preparation for States Gradual Reopening

A Resource and Recovery Team has been created to support local businesses with answers to questions and plans for rapid recovery with safe distancing practices. Their first task was to create a toolkit to get Issaquah businesses prepared for reopening. The pages will go live on Monday May 4th at:

Wednesday Webinar – E-Commerce

Wednesday May 4th from 1 -2 PM SeaMonster Studio will share free and low cost tips to ensure higher sales and a better consumer experience on your website. - An overview of easy to use Shopping Carts that can be added to or replace your existing website

- Checking your website for SEO issues and addressing them

- Checking your website for performance issues and addressing them


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