COVID Proclamations Canceled – Including Job Search, Food Charges


This week, a rare event as several COVID proclamations were rescinded by Governor Inslee.

One of them applies to unemployment benefit recipients; from July 3, they will have to resume “normal” job search requirements in order to continue obtaining funds.

Mandatory job searches have been suspended for the unemployed during the pandemic several months ago. Now the demands are coming back. They include, according to ESD:

  • “Aat least three approved job search activities each week if you are receiving regular Unemployment Insurance or Emergency Pandemic Compensation (PEUC) benefits.
  • At least one approved job search activity each week if you are receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). We strongly encourage those who receive PUA to complete at least three per week. “

These requirements will begin for the week of July 4-10 and continue.

The other rescinded proclamation concerns fees charged by food delivery services such as Uber Eats, Door Dash and others.

You may remember last November 19, limits were placed on the fees charged to restaurants for the delivery of food by these third-party companies. The rescinded proclamation takes effect immediately, allowing delivery companies to reinstate previous charges.

This could lead to higher prices for food delivered to people by these couriers.

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