For businesses

News & updates:

Aug. 5: The City of Everett launched the new Streatery program to offer a streamlined, no-cost option for businesses to temporarily expand outdoor seating into city-owned parking stalls. Businesses can apply for the program starting Aug. 4, which includes free temporary fencing through the end of October. Learn more and apply.

July 2: Governor Inslee announced businesses are required to ensure customers are wearing face coverings. Starting July 7, businesses may not serve any customer, services or goods, if they do not comply with the state-wide face covering order (with exemptions for people with medical or health issues).

June 26: a statewide face cover mandate went into effect that requires the use of face coverings in public for everyone over the age of 5, unless someone has a medical condition that does not allow them to safely wear one. Learn more.

June 5: Snohomish County moved into phase two of the governor’s Safe Start plan, allowing for more businesses and activities to reopen.

The City of Everett, in partnership with the Snohomish Health District, launched the Getting to Safe Toolkit to provide baseline recommendations, resources and practical tools for small businesses and organizations to prepare for when Snohomish County reaches the next phases of the governor’s Safe Start plan. Learn more at download the guide at

The City of Everett announced the Everett CARES Grant Program to support small businesses and nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications are now closed:

March 27: US Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that includes programs and initiatives intended to assist businesses with their needs during this pandemic. When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain nonprofits and other employers. 

In partnership with the Downtown Everett Association, the City of Everett developed a website,, to help support businesses in Everett that are providing customers a safe social distancing option for purchasing goods. Learn more.

For "essential businesses" in Everett:

Resources for businesses impacted by COVID-19:

Public health resources, information and guidelines for businesses and employers: