COVID-19 legal self-help

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The spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the state of Washington has caused a variety of legal problems for residents. The following links are some sources of reliable legal information and assistance.

Be aware that the situation is fluid and that you should verify there is no additional guidance issued. We are providing these links for your convenience, but cannot guarantee that they are complete or up-to-date.
 

General help

Washington State Coronavirus Response (COVID-19)

Washington State's official COVID-19 site has information for individuals, business owners, workers, etc. You can also view daily statistics and read the latest news including links to the governor's COVID-19 related proclamations.

coronavirus.wa.gov
www.governor.wa.gov/office-governor/official-actions/proclamations

Washington LawHelp's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

This website includes legal information and forms on many topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic including eviction, employment, family law, debt, and much more.

www.washingtonlawhelp.org/issues/health/coronavirus-covid-19


Financial help

Washington State Department of Financial Institutions Coronavirus Page

The information here includes help for Washingtonians handling debt, mortgage payments, unemployment, and more.

dfi.wa.gov/coronavirus

National Consumer Law Center COVID-19 and Consumer Protections Page

This list of resources is a guide to help individuals navigate their financial lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the topics covered are stimulus payments, general consumer protections, autos, bankruptcy, credit and debt, housing, older consumers, racial and immigrant equity, and student loans.

www.nclc.org/special-projects/covid-19-consumer-protections.html


Employment help

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries Coronavirus Information

The coronavirus disease outbreak (COVID-19) is impacting how we live and work in locations across Washington State. This page has guidance and resources for COVID-19 topics related to L&I.

lni.wa.gov/agency/outreach/novel-coronavirus-outbreak-covid-19-resources

Unemployment Law Project COVID-19 & Unemployment Benefits Page

Washington State is providing extra support for unemployed workers in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Unemployment Law Project provides free legal representation and free advice and counsel to people who have been denied Washington State unemployment benefits or whose award of benefits is being challenged.

unemploymentlawproject.org/covid-19/


Access to Free Wifi and Printing

Washington State Drive-In WiFi Hotspots Location Finder

In response to the impacts of COVID-19, you can use one of these WiFi Hotspots for free temporary internet access if you do not have broadband service at home.

www.commerce.wa.gov/building-infrastructure/washington-state-drive-in-wifi-hotspots-location-finder/

Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries

FVRL cardholders get a weekly $3.00 credit for printing from library computers and personal internet-connected devices, (e.g. laptops, tablets, cell phones) at all of the library system's branches. Additional printed pages, as well as photocopies, can be purchased at the library.

www.fvrl.org/print