Pierce County Specific COVID-19 Information and Resources for Your Business

Updated October 15, 2020 at 4:32 PM.

This page is dedicated to providing Pierce County and community-specific information. For general COVID-19 information and links, please return to our main page. You can also find more information on our Washington focus page and our nationally focused page.

Pierce County COVID-19 Testing

Pierce County brings FREE testing to you with mobile testing stations in the community. Identification is NOT required. Results are available in 24-48 hours.

Locations and more information here.

Pierce County CARES – COVID-19 Relief Programs

Pierce County is constantly updating, refunding, and creating new programming to help Pierce County businesses get the help they need. You can find more detailed information on all of the Pierce County CARES Relief Programs here.

Pierce County Provides Free PPE to Pierce County Businesses
View all criteria and apply

Pierce County COVID-19 Emergency Small Business Relief Forgivable Loan Program: For small businesses with 20 or fewer employees located in Pierce County.
NEW: Loan Recipients May Now Apply for Loan Forgiveness
View all criteria and apply for a Pierce County COVID-19 Relief Loan

Pierce County COVID-19 Commercial Rent and Mortgage Payment Assistance Program
View all criteria and apply

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
View all criteria and apply

Pierce County Farm Business Online Marketing/Sales Reimbursement Program
View all criteria

Pierce County Safe Start

Pierce County Phase 2 Approval Letter
Pierce County Phase 2, Stay Smart Infographic

Pierce County has created a page dedicated to information for businesses and residents, including an easy to share and post infographic.

You can find all of their information on the Pierce County Safe Start Page.

Rapid Response South Sound

Rapid Response South South

The EDB and Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber have teamed up to create the Rapid Response South Sound. The response team and their panel of experts are here to answer all of your COVID-19 related questions for the next 90 days!
Head to the Rapid Response South Sound Website to learn more.

Puyallup-Sumner Chamber of Commerce

Ongoing weekly conference call every Thursday at 3:00 PM, with changing panelists. To ask a question to the panelist’s email admin@puyallupsumnerchamber.com.

Join Zoom Meeting – https://zoom.us/j/390036164
Meeting ID: 390 036 164
Via telephone (audio only): +1 253 215 8782 US
Meeting ID: 390 036 164

Community News Resources

Local COVID-19 News Resources

Other Community Resources and Programs

Economic Development Board Vitality Grant Program: $5,000 grants for Pierce County Small Businesses (20 employees or less).
Applications Open until 5PM Sept 20, 2020.
View all criteria and apply

City of Lakewood COVID-19 Business Grant
View all criteria and apply

City of Lakewood Commercial Landlord Coronavirus Relief Fund Grant
View all criteria

City of Tacoma COVID-19 Tax Relief for Tacoma Businesses
More information and forms. 

Pierce County Connected: COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund provided by United Way. 
View all criteria and request funding. 

Tacoma Public Utilities Programs
TPU will not be shutting off utilities to businesses or residences during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Emergency Assistance Program and Bill Credit Assistance Plan

Puget Sound Energy Programs
TPU will not be shutting off utilities to businesses or residences during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Payment plans, Choosing a New Bill Date, and Emergency Assistance Portal.

Announcements and Press Releases

Specific Information Resources and Quick Guides

Webinars and Other Tools

Aerospace Business Resources Webinar

Contact the EDB

If you come across additional information please send it to us and we will share it.

PIERCE COUNTY WA economic development Maddie Merton edb staff

Maddie Merton

Vice President for Business Retention and Expansion

Contact Maddie

253-284-5891