COVID-19 Information

For Washington State and Cowlitz County’s latest information and resources:

For general Cowlitz County COVID-19 Information, you can call 1-888-683-8676. For questions please email



Informational links on benefits for employees, temporary layoffs or job loss related to COVIC-19


For information on Financial assistance (including SBA loans), employer and worker assistance and Insurance assistance including sole proprietors, independent contractors and 501c3’s for federal grant funds!:

There are two new programs to choose from:

• $10K grant that you can receive in 3 business days following receipt of the application by the SBA (also can be part of a loan). This is through the SBA 7b2 EIDL grant program. 

• Alternatively, businesses with employees can receive up to 2.5 months of payroll expenses as a forgiven loan through the new SBA 7a Paycheck Protection Program. You would apply for these funds through a lender rather than directly from the SBA and it would take longer to receive the funds. Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act


For updates on school closures and information and guidance for parents: