COVID-19 Business Updates & Information

Pierce County is Open for Business.

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, we’re here to help businesses access the resources and information they need.

COVID-19 Business Info Series Mon. & Wed. @ 11:00 AM
Join a Call or Listen to a Previous Session
Pierce County CARES Business Relief Programs

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Get Cash for Your Business and Help with Expenses

Find Out How 
Pierce County Back to Work Resource Guide

Click here for the latest info



Donate Supplies or Aid COVID-19 Response

Contact Emergency Operations Center
COVID-19 Business Information & FAQs

Visit Rapid Response South Sound
COVID-19 Business Resources
  1. Financial Assistance
  2. Employers/Employees
  3. Health Guidance 

Pierce County COVID-19 Emergency Small Business Relief Loan Program

NEW: Loan Recipients May Now Apply for Loan Forgiveness

For small businesses with 20 or fewer employees located in Pierce County.

Pierce County COVID-19 Commercial Rent and Mortgage Payment Assistance Program

Pierce County COVID-19 Adaptation Grant Program: Reimbursement for Expenses Related to COVID-19 Safety Practices

NEW: Grant Maximums Increased for Companies with More than 20 Employees

Pierce County Farm Business Online Marketing/Sales Reimbursement Program 


Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County Vitality Grant Program

Application deadline is September 20, 2020.  


City of Lakewood COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Loan Program


SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

To learn more about other SBA relief options available for your business, click here.

SBA Disaster Loan Customer Service: Call (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov


Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act


Puget Sound Energy 

  • PSE will keep utility services on during the COVID-19 outbreak. Customers who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 may receive a waiver of late fees and/or deferred payment plans. Click here for more information.


Peninsula Light Co. 

  • Temporarily suspending customer disconnects and may waive late-fees for at least the next month. 253-857-5950, or email penlight@penlight.org


Tacoma Public Utilities

  • Established an Emergency Assistance Program to help customers during the state of emergency declared by the City of Tacoma in response to COVID-19. The program provides a utility credit of up to $250 for eligible single-family households, usable toward TPU bills.
  • TPU customers who are having trouble paying their bills should contact Customer Service at (253) 502-8600 or (800) 752-6745 and ask about extended payment plans.


Washington State Department of Revenue