The Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery was issued on January 8, effective January 11. This new recovery system aims to safely ease some restrictions while also maintaining crucial hospital capacity, ensuring care for Washingtonians that need it and paving the way for economic recovery. The state is broken up into regions for each phase rather than counties; Skagit County is in the North Region along with Island, San Juan, and Whatcom County.
View all guidelines by phase and industry on the Governers Reopening Guidance for Businesses and Workers page.
Reopening Resources and Guidelines
De-escalating tips for face covering conversations: The statewide face-covering mandate presents concerns for retailers as incidents have occurred where asking customers to follow safety guidelines has resulted in agitated customers and willful non-compliance. Read more....
Workplaces Considerations for Reopening During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The purpose of this tool is to assist employers in making (re)opening decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially to protect vulnerable workers. It is important to check with state and local health officials and other partners to determine the most appropriate actions while adjusting to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the local community.
Roadmap to Recovery - COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Businesses and Workers - Under the new Roadmap to Recovery plan, businesses and activities will re-open in phases with adequate social distancing measures & health standards in place. Businesses may also need to meet additional requirements developed specifically for their industry.
Health and Planning resources for Businesses and Employers:
CDC Interim Guidance
OSHA Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19