COVID-19 Response and Recovery

Weekly Financial Report - For the Week Ending November 13, 2020 


COVID-19 in Pierce County

This dasbhoard is provided by the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. Click here for additional information and data on COVID-19.

Washington State Department of Health
Use the interactive chart below to select and view metrics for Pierce County. 
Additional data on COVID-19 is available on the Washington State Department of Health's dashboard and the state's COVID-19 risk assessment dashboard

CARES Act Funding Allocations 

The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress allocated federal funds to jurisdictions across the country with populations over 500,000. The amount provided to each entity was based on population size.  Pierce County received an allocation of approximately $158 million. 
Through November 20, a total of $154,147,500 has been allocated. 
  • $67,000,000 to Public Health Emergency Response
  • $43,500,000 to Economic Stabilization and Recovery Programs
  • $34,647,500 to Community Response and Resilience
  • $12,500,000 to Essential Government Services
For the week of November 20, $3,500,000 was allocated from the Contingency Reserve and $2,323,450 was reallocated within Public Health Emergency Response.
  • $2,323,450 reallocated within Public Health Emergency Response
  • $2,000,000 allocated to Economic Stabilization and Recovery Programs
  • $1,500,000 allocated to Community Response and Resilience
  • $0 to Essential Government Services
View all CARES Act funding allocations here, or download the dataset here

CARES Act Funding Expenditures

  • Through November 20, $76.1 million of CARES Act funding allocations have been expended, an increase of $6.7 million over the prior week.

CARES Act Funding Outcomes

The CARES Act Funding Outcomes Dashboard has been developed to provide data on how CARES Act funds are being deployed in the areas of Public Health Emergency Response, Economic Stabilization and Recovery, Community Response and Resilience, and Essential Government Services. 
View the dashboard here

Pierce County COVID-19 Expenditures

  • Through November 20, Emergency Management has expended $9.1 million towards the County's COVID-19 response. 
  • FEMA grant funding has been identified to cover the costs for the Temporary Care Center (Hosmer) and Recovery Innovations reserved beds.     

Grant Funding

  • Departments have identified 30 grants for a total of $205,221,244 in COVID-19 funding.
  • The CARES Act funding represents $157,912,031 of the total.

Economic Indicators

Permits by Sector
Unemployment
  • For the week of November 8 through November 14, there were 2,052 initial claims in Pierce County, a decrease of 33.3% from the prior week.
Pierce County Initial Weekly Unemployment Claims
Pierce County Initial Weekly Unemployment Claims by Sector
Monthly Unemployment Rate
  • After reaching a high of 18.7% in April, Pierce County's monthly unemployment has continued to decline. Pierce County's unemployment rate decreased to 6.9% in October, but remains the highest among neighboring counties and above the statewide rate of 5.6%. 
Total Unemployment Claims
  • Total unemployment claims in Pierce County continues to decrease from a high of 125,105 total claims in April to 33,253 total claims in October.