DGPM is committed to helping our clients navigate through this crisis by providing legal and practical answers in these challenging times.  DGPM will continue to monitor the situation and update these pages accordingly.  You can navigate through the topic areas and news related to COVID-19.


COVID-19 and DOSH Inspections (last updated February 9)

COVID-19 and Employer-Mandated Vaccinations (last updated December 30)

COVID-19 and the ADA (last updated April 21)

COVID-19 and the Union (last updated April 1)

COVID-19 and Workplace Safety (last updated March 18)

COVID-19 and WARN Act Layoffs (last updated March 18)

COVID-19 and Commercial Truck Driver Requirements (last updated March 19)

COVID-19 and Mine Operators (last updated April 1)


Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA): Paid Leave.  This new law requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave and/or expanded FMLA leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.

Summary of the Law

Department of Labor Guidance on the FFCRA (last updated March 25)

FFCRA Poster Q&A from DOL (last updated April 1)

DOL Temporary Regulations (issued on April 1)

CARES Act.  The new law includes a new loan program for small businesses.

Summary of the Law  (update coming)

Paycheck Protection Program (update coming)


Summary. On November 15, Governor Inslee issued a “Stay Safe-Stay Healthy” Order.  This Order presents a new set of restrictions, and is an update and amendment of the Governor’s original “Stay Home – Stay Healthy” Order issued on March 23, and later amended to the “Safe Start – Stay Healthy County-by-County Phased Reopening” Order.  On July 24, 2020, the Governor froze all counties moving forward to a subsequent reopening phase, and that freeze remains in effect.

On March 23, Governor Inslee issued a “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Order.  Originally, this Order expired on May 4, 2020.  However, Governor Inslee has extended the Order to at least May 31, 2020, with several reopening “phases.”

Essential Business.  Governor Inslee’s Order permits the operations of essential critical infrastructure sectors. Low-Risk Construction projects are permitted if specific safety requirements can be met.  See Governor Inslee’s Proclamations for more details.

Other States.  Many other states have also issued Stay-at-Home Orders (or Travel Restrictions).  Here is a state-by-state listing of other Stay-at-Home / Shelter-in-Place Orders.


Summary. On November 13, Governor Inslee issued a “COVID-19 Travel Advisory” to all Washington residents, urging caution for those arriving to Washington from elsewhere, and those who travel from and return to Washington.


Q&A from ESD related to Emergency Rules (last updated April 21)

Q&A from ESD related to Federal Stimulus (CARES Act)  (last updated April 21)

ESD Emergency Rules (last updated April 1)


Employment Legislation – State of Washington (last updated March 18)

Governor Inslee’s Proclamations (last updated May 4)


Oregon Government Response to COVID-19 (last updated May 1)

General Overview of State Legislation related to COVID-19


Washington ESD: COVID-19 Information

Department of Labor: COVID-19 and the American Workplace

OSHA: Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

CDC: Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

Washington DOH Resources and Recommendations for Businesses

White House Coronavirus

Governor Inslee Executive Orders

Governor Inslee Proclamations

Governor Inslee News & Media

City of Seattle COVID-19 Resources

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