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COVID-19 Information

Posted on: March 23, 2020

[ARCHIVED] WorkSource Columbia Basin Update 3.23.2020

Top Resources:

Layoff Assistance – Right click here to open link

SharedWork – Right click here to open link

SBA Disaster Loans –  Right click here to open link; phone 1-800-659-2955 or e-mail disastercustomerservice@sba.gov

ESD COVID-19 – Right click here to open link  

Tri Cities Chamber of Commerce -  Right click here to open link

US Chamber of Commerce – Right click here to open link  

Facebook Small Business Grants Program –  Right click here to open link  

Temporary Layoffs -   Right click here to open link

The Entrepreneur’s Source – Right click here to open link

 WA state Department of Health –  Right click here to open link

Steps for Standby:

Employee Portion

  • Start the claim process
  • Click the “Submit Online” option
  • Select “laid off”
  • Then select “On Call or Standby with my employer” in the drop-down menu
  • Continue through and finish, save the application and make sure to record your confirmation number.

Employer Portion

Employers can request standby for employees with a probable return to work date within eight Weeks (56 days) of the request.

  • Employers should request standby using the “Request for Separation information” form
  • Employers will need to have the names and Social Security numbers of those who they want to put on standby
  • UI Claims Center Employer line 877-504-5607


A heads up for Standby

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you apply for standby status, you may receive an automated notice indicating your request is denied. Do not worry, that notice does not reflect the emergency rules. We are in the process of updating our computer system. You do not need to call the claims center. We are manually going through these denials on a case-by-case basis and will notify you by letter if your claim has been accepted.

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