5 Things: July 7, 2020
1. Future of Work Leadership Conference
This Week is LIVE ONLY
Friday, July 10 | 8:00 - 9:00 am
Join Seattle University's Computer Science Department Chair, Roshanak Roshandel, and FBI Special Agent and cyber crimes investigator, Joel Martini, as they explore the security and ethics of these transformative technologies.
Conference sessions are every Friday morning at 8am and go through August 14. Register today for one session or the whole series. Be ready to join futurists, corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and more as they explore workforce development, technology, automation, education, healthcare, and the myriad of topics that will help shape our future.
2. PPE for Businesses and Residents
The Bellevue Chamber has been working with King County and the City of Bellevue to distribute PPE to local businesses and residents. There are now three face cover orders in place for Washington state:
- Employers must provide appropriate face coverings or masks to all employees who don't work alone
- All individuals should wear a face covering in any indoor public setting or outdoors when unable to maintain six feet of distance from others
- Businesses are to require and enforce the use of face coverings by all customers and/or visitors (in effect today, July 7)
The supplies provided are meant to help businesses and residents comply with these orders, slow the spread of COVID-19, and allow King County to progress through the reopening phases.
3. Keep Your Mask On
King County Executive Dow Constantine is encouraging everyone to “stand united to get people back to work and school”. Since last week, there has been an increase in people testing positive for the COVID-19 virus. This increase may prevent King County from moving to the next phase, thus holding back more businesses reopening. We all need to keep our masks on and encourage others to do so as well. The King County Office of Public Health has created posters that you can find here to post in your place of business, add to social media, or send out to your customers and clients.
4. Economic Development Plan
The business community and the City of Bellevue are working hard to help small and medium-sized businesses, including retail and hospitality, move from pandemic recovery to revitalization. In order to reflect the current realities of the market and changes to the regional ecosystem in recent years, city staff are working on a substantial update to the Economic Development Plan.
5. Damage Report
Individuals and businesses that faced damage or other losses due to looting, property damage, and violence during the protests in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police have until 5pm on July 17 to submit reports of those losses. Reports can be submitted:
- Online at kingcounty.gov/damage
- By phone at 1-800-523-5044 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until July 17.
- Photos of damage may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org