More than healthcare
COVID-19 Business Resources
BHT is more than healthcare – we are your resource. Daily reports related to coronavirus (COVID-19) can lead to many questions about what it means for the economy and employees throughout Washington state. Our core value is to be a resource to employers as Business Health Trust is committed to the health and well being of our members and their employees.
Business Health Trust is here to help! This resource guide contains checklists, example policies and resources on where to get updates related to coronavirus as updates occur.
Having trouble finding supplies?
- Our list of Washington state PPE suppliers and discounts
- If you need masks or hand sanitizer, please reach out to us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Return to Work Planning
For more resources and a toolkit click here.
- Employer Guide to Contact Tracing from Challenge Seattle (see more below on this topic)
- Communications – Checklist
- Communications – Facility Signage
- Onsite Health Screening – Guide
- Daily Self-Screening – Protocol
- Cleaning Your Workstation – How To
- Facility Signage
- Social Distancing Instructions for Every Scenario – List
- Onsite Health Screening – Guide (1)
- Medical Leaves Policy
- Remote Work Policy
Example Policies from Archbright HR Toolkit
- Medical Leaves Policy
- Remote Work Policy
- Washington State Paid Sick Leave Keynote
- Emergency Contact Form
- Widespread Illness Employer Checklist
Click for instructions on how to log into the mobile Archbright App for more resources.
The Archbright HR toolkit is included for all BHT members at no additional cost.
Employer Role in Contact Tracing & Resources
Employers are required to notify public health in Washington State if there are more than 2 possible exposures within 14 days. Contact your local public health department to report.
This Employer Guide to Contact Tracing Toolkit from Challenge Seattle is incredibly helpful to walk employers through what to do when employees test positive.
Other resources and templates:
Business Loan and Assistance Information
- Grants from Facebook – sign up for notifications
- Step-by-Step Resources for Applying for SBA Loans:
Other Resources for Businesses
- Compilation of Resources from the Seattle Chamber
- Small Business Resources: Emergency Loans, Unemployment and More
- Roundup of COVID-19 Webinars from Business Health Trust Partner Associations
- Resource List for WA State Businesses and Workers Impacted by Coronavirus 02.20.2020
- CDC’s Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019
Reliable Sources for Information
For the latest updates, please refer to the U.S. CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Washington State Department of Health Novel CoV2019 FAQ: https://www.doh.wa.gov/emergencies/coronavirus
CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary:
Premera Blue Cross:
Kaiser Permanente’s 2019 Novel Coronavirus / COVID-19 Alert:
Sutter Health’s 2019 Novel Coronavirus FAQ:
Get Back on Track with Routine Vaccinations
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Need COVID Tests? Access 10 Free Tests Each Month!
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Confused About Wearing Masks Indoors? Public Health Has Answers
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Ask an Eye Doc: How Your Eye Exam May Look Different
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