Here is a summarized list of the emergency rules promulgated by ESD related to COVID-19:
March 25, 2020
The emergency rule makes changes to shared work eligibility.
March 24, 2020
The emergency rule makes changes to job search requirements for Unemployment Insurance claimants.
March 20, 2020
The emergency rule consolidates standby emergency rules from March 13 and March 20, 2020, and changes the number of weeks of standby eligibility.
March 18, 2020
The emergency rule provides exceptions for situations where WorkSource offices are closed.
March 9, 2020
The emergency rules cover:
- Registration for work
- Certification of satisfactory progress for training programs
- Penalty waivers
- Updates to certain definitions
Washington’s ESD is regularly altering its rules related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ESD Rulemaking page can be found here.