COVID proclamations withdrawn – including job hunting, food fees
A rare occurrence this week as several COVID proclamations were overturned by Governor Inslee.
One of them applies to unemployed recipients; starting July 3, they will have to resume “normal” job search requirements in order to continue receiving funding.
Compulsory job search for unemployed people was suspended many months ago during the pandemic. Now the requirements are returning. According to ESD, these include:
- “Aat least three approved job search activities per week if you receive regular unemployment benefits or a pandemic emergency allowance (PEUC).
- At least one approved job search activity per week if you are receiving Pandemic Unemployment Allowance (PUA). We strongly recommend that those who receive PUAs still do at least three per week. “
These requests begin the week of July 4-10 and continue.
The other repealed proclamation has to do with fees charged by food delivery services like Uber Eats, Door Dash, and others.
You may recall on Nov. 19 that the fees charged by restaurants for delivering groceries from these third party vendors were capped. The repealed proclamation takes effect immediately and enables the deliverers to restore previous encumbrances.
This could lead to some increases in the price of food being delivered to the people by these couriers.