At Wednesday’s briefing, Governor Inslee urged all public utilities to suspend disconnection charges for nonpayment, waive late fees for customers who are out of work, offer customers payment plans, and expand bill assistance programs for customers who are economically impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
Also, under Inslee’s order, law enforcement may not enforce eviction orders based solely on non-payment of rent.

Included within this order, Inslee announced a waiver of the one-week waiting period to receive unemployment benefits to “get more funds in the pockets of unemployed workers at a time when they need it most.”