The coronavirus disease outbreak (COVID-19) is impacting how we live and work in locations across Washington State.
Listed below is the guidance and resources for COVID-19 topics related to L&I.
L&I Regional Offices
- L&I regional offices are closed to public visits until further notice. Offices can still help you by phone from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (except state holidays). Use the phone number for your closest regional office, or you can call the Office of Information and Assistance at 360-902-5800.
Paid Sick Leave
- Paid Sick Leave and Coronavirus (COVID-19) Common Questions: Answers for businesses and workers on using paid sick leave during the coronavirus outbreak.
- Paid Leave Under the Washington Family Care Act and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Answers for workers on using paid leave covered under the Washington Family Care Act and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) scenarios and benefits flyer: A side-by-side comparison tool from the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) for workers and employers covering paid sick leave, unemployment insurance, paid family and medical leave, and industrial insurance (workers' comp).
- News release: L&I offering struggling employers grace period to pay workers' comp premiums in response to pandemic
- News release from Governor Jay Inslee and L&I Director Joel Sacks on extending workers' compensation coverage to quarantined health workers and first responders.
- Workers' Compensation Coverage and Coronavirus (COVID-19) Common Questions: Answers for businesses, workers, and providers about workers' compensation coverage during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
- Self-Insurance and Coronavirus (COVID-19) Common Questions: Answers for self-insured businesses about workers' compensation coverage during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Workplace Safety and Health
- COVID-19 (Coronavirus) safety topic: Industry-specific resources from the L&I Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), including guidance for construction, grocery workers, and others.
- Hazard Alert: Employers will play an important role in controlling the spread of COVID-19
- Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 (Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA))
- Prevent Worker Exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19) (OSHA)
- Worker Exposure Risk to COVID-19 (OSHA)
- Higher Risk Jobs Need Extra Protections to Keep Workers Safe (OSHA)
- Steps All Workplaces Can Take to Reduce the Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus (OSHA)
- Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers To Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))