During this time of uncertainty and unprecedented challenges for businesses, our communities and region, Auburn Area CONNECT hopes to serve as a trusted resource providing up-to-date information and access to community services and programs for support.
On this page, you will find links to information on local news and updates concerning the COVID-19 response, local businesses currently open and operating, essential services, business/employment financial assistance programs, and community organizations in need. This list will be updated as more information is received. If you have any information to add, please email [email protected].
BUSINESS RESTRICTIONS: Counties across Washington continue to re-open according to the "Safe Start" Plan's phased-approach overseen by Governor Jay Inslee. King County and Pierce County are both currently in phase 2 of reopening. CLICK HERE for more information on the state's plan to reopen businesses.
On June 27th, Inslee announced a pause on Phase 4 of the "Safe Start" Plan for those counties otherwise eligible in order to avoid a backslide into more restrictive measures as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in other states. CLICK HERE to read more.
FACIAL COVERINGS REQUIRED: Effective Friday, June 26th, face coverings will be required in all indoor public spaces, including most workplaces, and in outdoor public spaces where social distancing is not practical. This is a legal requirement. CLICK HERE for more information.
AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM MULTICARE
If you have upper respiratory symptoms (cough, fever or shortness of breath) and believe you need to be evaluated for COVID-19, please CALL FIRST before visiting a hospital, clinic or urgent care center to determine if you need to visit a specific site for testing.
Feeling sick but not sure if you should go to the doctor?
Visit the MultiCare COVID-19 Resource Center and complete the online assessment to evaluate if you're at risk and what the appropriate next steps should be. MultiCare offers e-visits to anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms through MultiCare Virtual Care, where our providers will help you navigate to the next appropriate step.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM FEMA
As local businesses and organizations look ahead to the planned reopening of our state, FEMA has released a "Pandemic Response: Exercise Starter Kit" to help organizations plan for resuming operations. The kit includes a fact sheet, sample slides, and a facilitator guide with suggested discussion questions that can be tailored to meet the needs of any organization or agency. CLICK HERE to access the Exercise Starter Kit.
Please Note: The Auburn Area CONNECT offices are currently CLOSED. If you are in need of information or assistance, please call 253-833-0700.