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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Local Governments


This page provides a table of contents and links to all of MRSC's coronavirus (COVID-19) resources for local governments in Washington State.

It is part of MRSC's series on Emergency Management and Disaster Planning.


MRSC COVID-19 Resources

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Governor's Proclamations and State Guidance – Links to Washington State guidance most relevant to local governments
  • Emergency Declarations and Authority – Examples of local emergency proclamations and directives, information on emergency authority and enforcement, and examples of resolutions terminating the local state of emergency
  • Operations and Personnel Issues – Issues related to continuity of operations, telecommuting, Open Public Meetings Act, employee pay/leave, public records, and more
  • Local Government Fiscal Impacts – Revenue impacts, CARES Act and federal stimulus, FEMA reimbursement, annual financial reporting, furloughs/layoffs, and more
  • Small Business and Tenant Assistance Programs – Gift of public funds issues, grant/loan programs, eviction moratoriums, tax/rent deferrals, and utility collections and shutoffs
  • Recent blog posts – Articles written by MRSC staff and contributors about COVID-19; articles are listed in reverse chronological order, with the most recent first.
  • On-Demand Webinars – See "Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response" section. Previously recorded webinar topics include emergency authority, utilities, online meetings and engagement, online permitting, fiscal impacts, economic development, and more.
  • Upcoming Webinars – Check for any upcoming webinars related to COVID-19 issues

We would like to thank everyone who has collaborated with us and sent us information and sample documents, and in particular the Sound Cities Association, Pacifica Law Group, and Summit Law Group.


Additional Resources

Below are selected links to other organizations providing information and guidance about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Local and State COVID-19 Resources

National COVID-19 Resources


Last Modified: June 30, 2021