Resources for Businesses and Community Organizations

Page updated November 19, 2020 at 4:20 p.m.   

We are committed to supporting employers in Whatcom County during this unprecedented challenge of COVID-19. You can find information below that should help answer questions you might have. If you are unable to find the information you need, please contact us:

By email:

During business hours:  360-778-6100

Information about what to do if you have an ill worker can be found in this FAQ.

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Safe Start Reopening Guidance

Health Department Guidance for Specific Fields

You can find peer-to-peer guidance for 18 business and professional sectors at Developed by local entrepreneurs, business owners and other employers, it represents suggestions and tips for operating safely under Washington's Safe Start Plan. 

Below you will find guidance for specific sectors that have been created and reviewed by health department staff. 

Child Care and Schools
Faith Community

Additional State and Federal Resources

Washington State Resources
National Resources

Contact Us

For general inquiries and assistance with Safe Start plans, please contact the Health Department:

  • By email:
  • During business hours:  360-778-6100

If you have a worker who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, or is a close contact of someone who has, you must contact our Business Response Team (BRT):

  • By email: 
  • During business hours:  (360) 778-6100
  • After hours: (360) 715-2588

Please note, general questions and inquiries should not be sent to the BRT.

safer stronger together logo

The "Safer. Stronger. Together." campaign was created to support businesses and organizations with unified recognizable signage to be used throughout the county, to communicate with your customers about your commitment to their safety.  

Posters and signage can be downloaded, or you can request the printed materials for free!