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.

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Pierce County Emergency Small Business Relief Loan Program
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COVID-19 Business Information & FAQs

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COVID-19 Business Resources
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Pierce County COVID-19 Emergency Small Business Relief Loan Program

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


Paycheck Protection Program
 Updated Appropriations Notice (4/27/2020): SBA has resumed accepting PPP applications from participating lendersCheck back for updates.


Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and Loan Advance
 Updated Appropriations Notice (4/27/2020): Based on available appropriations funding, SBA is unable to accept new EIDL applications at this time. SBA has resumed processing applications that are already in the queue on a first come, first served basis. Check back for updates.


To learn more about other 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


Internal Revenue Service

Filing and payment deadline extended to July 15, 2020


 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