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The best laid plans of our Facebook LIve

Did you tune in to our Facebook Live this morning?
If so, then you know we had issues with wind affecting the sound quality. We were filming outside because I toured the CenturyLink Field Event Center earlier this morning, which will be the site of a military field hospital for people who don’t have COVID-19 — creating more room in our hospitals for COVID-19 patients.
Though I know the audio was difficult to hear (I promise we didn't film the video in a wind tunnel), I want to make sure you have information about the COVID-19 relief package I discussed. Here are some highlights:
  • The bill expands unemployment benefits by providing an extra $600 a week for up to four months, adding an additional 13 weeks of benefits and allowing part-time, self-employed and gig economy workers to access benefits. You can visit the state Employment Security Department's website at esd.wa.gov for more information.
  • Those making up to $75,000 will receive $1,200, married couples making up to $150,000 will receive $2,400 and families will receive $500 for each child.
  • The package includes $377 billion in small business aid.
Thank you for hanging in there with us as we adapt to this new time of virtual outreach. We are working hard to use online tools to get information out to the community. We also did a second take of the video to try our best to give you an update on the relief bill. You can watch the video on YouTube or on Facebook.

Thanks again for bearing with us! The latest information on COVID-19 is available here:

Wa State Dept. of Health

San Juan County

Island County

Whatcom County

Skagit County

SNohomish County

CDC COVID-19 Prevention


Posted on March 30, 2020.

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Rick Larsen represents Washington state's 2nd Congressional District. Rick was born and raised in Arlington and his family has called Northwest Washington home for over a century. Learn more.