Business Resources

Stay Home Stay Healthy

The City of Anacortes understands the significant health, social, and economic impacts that COVID-19 is, and will continue to have on our community. We have complied resources for business owners, employers and workers to help navigate the uncertainty of these challenging time.

Governor Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order 

This proclamation closes all businesses except essential businesses for two weeks, but may be extended. For answers to frequently asked questions please see the: Business and Workers page. 

If you have any questions about a businesses status as essential please refer to the State’s Essential Business Inquiries form. Businesses and entities that provide other essential services must implement rules that help facilitate social distancing of at least 6 feet.

If there is a nonessential business open or not following the guidelines there is a call-in line set up to answer your questions and document potential violations. Please call 360-416-1892 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily. Call-takers will document potential violations to pass along to local law enforcement and public health partners.

Resources for Employers and Small Business Owners

Federal Resources and Updates for Businesses 

Updated March 30, 2020

Washington State Resources 

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries 

Employment Security Department

Other Statewide Resources and Information

Resources for Skagit County

Facilities Resources

Other Resources:

General Information from the CDC:

Washington State Department of Commerce: Crisis Planning Tools & Resources

Healthcare Resources for You and Your Employees

  • Skagit Regional Health is offering free telehealth for anyone in Washington State.
  • The Washington Health Benefit Exchange has opened a limited-time special enrollment period for qualified individuals. This special enrollment period runs through April 8, 2020. Call 1-855-923-4633; TTY: 1-855-627-9604, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, or a local certified broker or navigator.