ASA Northwest Covid-19 Resources

COVID Safety Operational Plan

Making safety planning a priority to protect your employees and customers is essential to reopening businesses after a pandemic.

This Safety Operational Plan provides you a list of requirements and recommendations from Washington State’s Department of Health, Labor and Industries, and the federal government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

When this challenge is met, it will give consumers the assurance that the reopening is gradual and well-thought out, customers will come back in confidence.

A Message from our ASA Northwest Chairman of the Board,

ASA Northwest – Committed to Serving our Industry

ASA Northwest is here for the automotive industry.  Whether it is through legislative items or assisting our individual members, we focus on elevating the automotive repair profession.  The automotive industry, in its entirety, benefits from a strong association. At ASA Northwest, our primary focus is on the health of automotive shops.  By focusing on the ground level, we raise the tide of our entire industry.  We do this specifically through mentoring, training, and networking.  ASA Northwest has stepped up during this most recent threat, “COVID 19” by providing resources and assistance for not just our members but for all.

Our legislative activity, which is unfortunately one of the lesser advertised items, is the biggest value that the industry gains from ASA.  This is challenging because it can vary depending largely on happenings within the State and Federal government.  Currently, Cash for Clunkers is a major national concern and we have been diligently working on opposition for that.  When it comes to data access, we have been advocating on your behalf since the beginning.  With boots on the ground in DC, we can have discussions before legislation is proposed.  This allows us to have an offensive position instead of constantly taking a reactionary, defensive position.  At the State level, we opposed a localized Low Carbon Fuel Standard, (LCFS) and we were successful in not seeing it implemented.  ASA Northwest is here to prevent bad policy from becoming a reality.

For the member shops, the biggest value is in the peer networking.  It is the ability to speak to other professionals in your back yard and understand what is happening all around you.  It allows you to sense when the market is changing and respond before it might be too late.  For instance, during this Covid-19 pandemic ASA Northwest reached out to all our members and made sure that they were operating and able to survive.  Furthermore, we have begun hosting Zoom meetings on a weekly basis to give our members the tools they need to survive in this ever-changing time.  For those who are in need you can always find an ally, ready and willing to assist.

ASA Northwest is here to help, so please do not hesitate in reaching out.  This is what associations are for, assisting, leading, and lifting up its members in time of need.  By this process, we improve the industry and the professions it serves.

 

Bryan Kelley
Chairman of the Board
ASA Northwest
Valley Automotive

 

The ASA Northwest staff is here as your resource, please contact us:

Jeff Lovell, President/Executive Director – (253) 405-2661

Dave Burnett, Membership Support Specialist – (253) 606-8156

Pamela Meyer, Membership Support Specialist – (208) 964-1605

Brenda Wolslegel, Coordinator – (253) 653-2334

Carla Lovell, Accounting/Bookkeeper – (253) 405-3040

 

Washington State Resources

Employment Security Department SharedWork Program
A shared win: Businesses win.  Employees win.  Communities win.

SharedWork is a voluntary business sustainability program that provides flexibility to retain employees at reduced hours.

This informational video gives an overview showing how thousands of Washington employers have used the SharedWork program to:

Support business stability
Retain skilled workers
Reduce payroll costs
Be a smart alternative to layoffs
Explore training programs that develop workforce skills

Other Washington State Government Resources

Oregon State Resources

Employment Security Department SharedWork Program
A shared win: Businesses win.  Employees win.  Communities win.

SharedWork is a voluntary business sustainability program that provides flexibility to retain employees at reduced hours.

This informational video gives an overview showing how thousands of Washington employers have used the SharedWork program to:

Support business stability
Retain skilled workers
Reduce payroll costs
Be a smart alternative to layoffs
Explore training programs that develop workforce skills

Oregon State Government Resources

Idaho State Resources

Idaho public health officials are monitoring the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation very closely. 

Idaho is currently reporting 415 cases.
Officials are working with CDC and other states and are also in regular communication with Idaho public health districts and healthcare providers around the state.

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FAQ Link

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