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King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer
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Dear Friends:

Today’s update includes updated information on loan applications for small businesses, a rundown on recreation in our state for May, a King County case update, and more.

Loan Applications Resume for Small Businesses

The Small Business Administration resumed accepting Paycheck Protection Program applications on Monday, so if you're a small business that couldn’t apply during the first round, contact an approved lender and start your application today.

Beyond federal assistance, Facebook announced last week that it had set aside $8.5 million in loans for Seattle-area small businesses. Follow this link to learn more.

Governor Inslee Announces Limited Reopening of Boating, Fishing, Parks

Yesterday, Governor Inslee announced the he will allow phased reopening of recreational boating, fishing and day use of state parks. Use of state facilities for boating will reopen starting May 5th, though boaters will be required to continue exercising social distancing guidelines, including only boating with household members and avoiding crowding at boat ramps.

Washington’s recreational fishing season will open later in May, and hunting will open as well, though both will be opened in phases. Day use of public lands and state parks, including public golf courses will also reopen, again with restrictions to maintain safe social distancing, including limiting golfing groups to two players unless all members live in the same household.

Inslee also said use of public lands should be limited to day trips and people should aim to get outside closer to home to avoid increased contact. You can read coverage of the press conference here and look for updates on Inslee’s news page as well.

Auburn COVID Business Resource Update

On Thursday at 1:30 p.m. there will be an update on resources for businesses related to COVID-19 from the City of Auburn’s Office of Economic Development, Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce, Green River College Small Business Center, King County Library, and other community partners. The link to the Zoom meeting is here. The meeting ID is 914 5912 2754, and the password is 613948. For more information, you can call the Auburn Chamber at 253-833-0700.

UW Medicine Data Institute Projections

UW Medicine’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation continues to update their COVID-19 forecast. UW Medicine’s models have been used by policy makers across the country to evaluate the ongoing COVID-19 response. You can view the projections here.

King County Case Update

As of today, Seattle – King County Public Health was reporting 64 new cases, bringing the total in King County to 6,054. In addition, they reported 11 new deaths, bringing the total in the County to 427.

Stay In. Stay Healthy. Stay Strong.

Pete von Reichbauer
King County Councilmember

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Contact me: pete.vonreichbauer@kingcounty.gov
206-477-1007, 800-325-6165, TTY/TDD 206-296-1024
Website: www.kingcounty.gov/vonReichbauer
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pete.vonreichbauer

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