Since the Center’s last newsletter, the corona virus has escalated to a pandemic. In Washington, gatherings of over 50 people are prohibited, schools and universities closes, bars and restaurants closed. This is a difficult time for any business and the co-op community is coming together to support each other. NWCDC sent out a statement on March 13 with some initial actions. Since then, we have taken the following steps:

We will continue to advocate for our cooperative community and assist in creating strategies for mutual self-help.