Back to Work



Back to Work Help




Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Sources: We have put together a list of companies providing assembled a list of PPE, cleaning suppliesand other equipment at thechambercollective.com/covid-19/ppe-help.

Safe Start Plans and Guidance for Reopening: The State of Washington has provided this resource to find business activity guidelines, for specific industries, for each phase. We will keep it updated as necessary.

Masking Best Practices: The State of Washington has mandated the wearing of masks when you are in any indoor public space or outdoors and unable to maintain 6′ of distance. For tips on implementing face covering requirements at your business, check out this PDF (updated July 20, 2020) Statewide Face Covering Requirements Information

Path Forward webinar series: The U.S. Chamber Foundation has put together a free weekly event series called, Path Forward: Navigating the Return to Work. It offers timely, practical information about everything from best practices for social distancing to how to obtain critical equipment. Join every Thursday at 12:00pm PT to hear from some of the world’s leading experts on public health and business operations during the pandemic. Information & archives can be found at uschamberfoundation.org/path-forward.

Our local Health Department, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department offers a variety of information on how to prepare for COVID-19 in your business at tpchd.org/healthy-people/diseases/covid-19-information-for-businesses.

The Washington State Department of Health offers an list of resources at doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus

The State of Washington has provided this resource to find business activity guidelines, for specific industries, for each phase.

Digital Downloads of Posters and other Resources

Both the Washington State Coronavirus Response and the Association of Washington Business (AWB) have easy-to-use tools, posters & more for you to download & use for your own organization as you operate within Safe Start Guidelines.
Washington State Coronavirus Response:
Association of Washington Business (AWB):

Stay Safe, Stay Open Campaign: As the number of COVID-19 cases begins to increase again, the leaders of 11 business groups in Washington representing restaurants, retail, construction, manufacturing, and other industries emphasize that we can’t afford to move backward in our state’s Safe Start phased reopening plan. Posters, videos and other resources are available at staysafewa.com/downloads.

Open in Sumner The City is working in partnership with businesses, non-profit and service organizations, Sumner Library, and the school district to promote Sumner and Sumner businesses. We have a lot of great promotional activities and virtual events that meet the requirements of the Governor’s Safe Start Plan. This webpage contains information on meetings, agendas, documents, and the plan and action. https://connects.sumnerwa.gov/taking-care-of-business