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COVID-19 Business Resources

Updated 7/29/2020 

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.


  • 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 [link], 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. 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.

  • PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM: The PPP resumed accepting applications on July 6. The new deadline to apply is August 8, 2020. 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 SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT GRANT:  The Shoreline Small Business Support program has notified applicants about grant decisions. The City's goal is to have funds distributed by the end of July. Please see the grant program page for more information. Applications were due by noon on Monday, June 22.
  • 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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