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COVID-19 Business Resources

The City is acutely aware of the impacts to local businesses and non-profits from COVID-19. They have established an internal COVID-19 business response team, and, in collaboration with partners around the region and at the federal level we are exploring every avenue possible to bring support to our businesses. 

Please reach out if you have any questions about resources, or if the City can in any way be of assistance.


  • SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT GRANT RECIPIENTS: A full list of recipients of Shoreline's Small Business Support Program grants is available on the grant information page.
  • OUTDOOR DINING REQUIREMENTS: On July 27, Council adopted new interim regulations to make it easier for restaurants and bars to create outdoor seating areas in parking lots, sidewalks, street parking zones, and other public spaces.

      • Parking lots on private property: After submitting an Outdoor Seating Area Registration Form, eating and drinking establishments with access to a private parking lot can now use this area for outdoor seating. There is no application fee for this registration.
      • Public right-of-way (public sidewalks, on-street parking, or other public space): To use a public space for outdoor dining, businesses must apply for a right-of-way site permit. The interim regulations included the waiving of the right-of-way site permit fee and the periodic use fee. We estimate it will take 7 business days to process these permits. 

    • More information: The full ordinance is available to review: Ordinance 895
      Questions? Contact Planning and Community Development by Phone at (206) 801-2500 or email at pcd@shorelinewa.gov.

  • PHASE 2 ROLLBACKS: To combat sharply rising COVID-19 case numbers, Governor Inslee and Secretary of Health Wiesman are changing guidance and regulations around restaurants, bars, and fitness centers, as well as weddings and funerals. The changes will also affect family entertainment centers, movie theaters and card rooms. Learn more.

  • ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS:  The Small Business Administration (SBA) has reopened applications for new Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and EIDL Advances to qualified small businesses. Learn more on SBA's website.

  • MASK REQUIREMENT: A statewide requirement for businesses to require face coverings of all employees and customers is now in effect. Under this proclamation, businesses may not serve any customer, services or goods, if they do not comply with the state-wide face covering order.
  • SHORELINE B&O AND GAMBLING TAXES: The City has issued a temporary waiver/suspension of B&O and Gambling Tax reporting and payment deadlines. The new deadline for 1st and 2nd quarter 2020 is October 31, 2020. More information

        Other COVID-19 Resources

        COVID-19 Shoreline Business Resources


        World Health Organization

        Washington State Governors Office

        Washington Department of Heath

        Washington State Employment Security Department

        Washington State Labor and industries

        Washington State insurance Commissioner

        Small Business Administration


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        Upcoming Chamber events

        Wednesday, November 11, 2020 11:30 AM • ZOOM Meeting

        Recapping the After Hours from September 29th

        On the evening of Tuesday September 29th, the City of Shoreline, Shoreline Chamber of Commerce, Port of Seattle and Black Fret presented another session of Shoreline After Hours. This episode focused on marketing strategies for music, culture and business.

        The evening featured music publicist and gallery owner Laurie Kearney in conversation with Black Fret executive director Ben London as they discussed marketing strategies for music, culture and business. Shoreline Economic Development Program Manager Nathan Daum kicked off the evening and welcomed the guests. From there the discussion focused on Kearney’s work as a music publicist at Riot Act Media, founding Capitol Hill’s Ghost Gallery in 2006 and co-coordinating the monthly  Capitol Hill Art Walk . The evening combined an overview of Kearney’s work with tangible tips for promoting music and cultural events across various marketing channels.

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