COVID-19 Updates2020-04-03T14:48:29-07:00

COVID-19 Updates

The Transition to In-Person Meetings under Washington’s Phase 2

Governor Inslee has advanced most of the State’s regions into Phase 2 under the Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery plan. What does this mean for public agencies and how does this affect Open Public Meetings Act (“OPMA”) requirements? The latest Proclamation regarding the OPMA is Proclamation 20-28.15, which extended previous OPMA suspensions and prohibitions [...]

Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 vaccines are in limited supply.  Washington State is currently in Phase 1B, Tier 1 of its COVID-19 vaccine allocation.  As production of the vaccines continues, employers have become interested in their ability to require their staff to become vaccinated. To understand its ability to require vaccinations, an employer needs to assess the risk posed [...]

BREAKING NEWS: SBA MODIFYING PPP RULES

On Monday, June 8, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a statement that they will be modifying the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to align with Congress’ amendments in the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act. Take away:  The bottom line is that SBA will be issuing rules and guidance, a modified borrower application form, and [...]

CHMELIK SITKIN & DAVIS HAS RE-OPENED

We are open for operations, subject to Phase 2 of Washington’s COVID-19 Safe Start Plan safety procedures. Here is a summary of our Phase 2 plan: Our front door shall remain locked, but we are available to meet with you in our office if you schedule a meeting in advance. Most of our team will [...]

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