5 Things: May 12, 2020
1. Upcoming Webcasts
Dollars and Sense: Washington State's Budget
Presented by East King Chambers Coalition
May 12 | 9:30 - 10:30 am
On the last day of Session, legislators approved $200 million to fight the effects of Covid-19 in Washington. Will that be enough to fight the virus in all 39 counties, pay unemployment insurance benefits to all who need them and help businesses keep their doors open?
Back to Work: PPE, Social Distancing, and the "New" Office
Presented by Puget Sound Energy
May 14 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm
People, policies and protocols should be top of mind when reopening your office space to employees, guests and clients. Be prepared to walk through the key components of the best practices to consider when reopening an office.
2. Join Us at "Lunch"
The Future of Energy
May 21 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Puget Sound Energy CEO, Mary Kipp takes us inside the modern energy economy. What does climate change, population growth, and a transforming technology economy mean for energy prices and dependability? How has PSE kept the lights on with the sudden shift to remote work? Grab a sandwich and find out by joining the next virtual Bellevue Chamber Lunch.
3. Mask On, Mask Off
4. Restaurants Planning for Phase Two Openings
While more populous counties remain in Phase One of Governor Inslee's 4 Phase "Back to Work" plan, the Governor recently released guidelines for Phase 2 dine-in restaurant operations.
Three more counties are entering Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee's Safe Start plan to reopen the state as the coronavirus pandemic wanes.
Wahkiakum, Skamania and Stevens counties were approved to enter Phase 2 Monday, which will loosen several key restrictions to local businesses. Now that they've been approved the state says the counties will be given individual advice on how to best transition into Phase 2. Once they've proven they're following that guidance, Phase 2 can officially begin.