Kirkland Helps Community Navigate Economic Impacts of COVID-19
Published on March 17, 2020
Communications Program Manager
KIRKLAND, Wash. – The City of Kirkland has compiled informational webpages to support the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. These resources are immediately useful during this emergency and for the future, when attention turns to recovery.
Kirkland residents can find information about how to get help with housing, utilities, food, healthcare, unemployment, and more by visiting www.kirklandwa.gov/ResidentSupportCOVID. For those who can help during this time, the website provides ways to volunteer and give back to the Kirkland community.
“Many in our community are facing reduced wages or even job loss because of the COVID-19 pandemic and what must be done to slow the spread of the virus,” said City Manager Kurt Triplett. “More than ever, we need to work together to ensure everyone has access to the resources they need.”
For businesses, resources such as workplace health recommendations, business continuity guidance, unemployment information, insurance information, and financial assistance are now available at www.kirklandwa.gov/BusinessSupportCOVID. Additionally, the City of Kirkland mailed a COVID-19 resource packet to all Kirkland businesses. Resource packets will arrive in mailboxes soon, and they include helpful tools and checklists, ideas for customer messaging, an example of a business impact analysis tracker, and a key contact list.
“We understand that many Kirkland businesses are experiencing the immediate effects of this challenging situation,” said Mayor Penny Sweet. “The City of Kirkland is here to support our community and our businesses throughout this difficult time. Together, we will not only survive, but make Kirkland stronger.”
Both websites will be updated regularly as more resources and information becomes available.
For more information, go to www.kirklandwa.gov/ResidentSupportCOVID or www.kirklandwa.gov/BusinessSupportCOVID.
The City will continue to update its website with information on the COVID-19 outbreak.