• Reopening Resources and Guidelines

  • More Retail Resources:

    Open for Business Implementation Work PlanDuring the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, Washington State (and most of the country) identified some retailers as “essential” and allowed them to remain open for business. However, thousands of department stores, small business and specialty retailers who are the lifeblood of their local communities and offer goods and services needed by Washington residents, are currently closed. The current reliance on the “essential business” designation is leading to significant upheaval and rapid, unintended consequences within the retail sector.

    WA Retail Association Re-Opening Checklist: Making safety planning a priority to protect your employees and customers is essential to re- opening retail businesses after a pandemic. This Safety Operational Planprovides 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.

  • More Restaurant/Food Service Resources

    CDC Safety Guidance for Restaurants and Bars: As restaurants and bars resume operations in some areas of the United States, CDC offers the following considerations for ways in which operators can protect employees, customers, and communities and slow the spread of COVID-19. Restaurants and bars can determine, in collaboration with state and local health officials, whether and how to implement these considerations, making adjustments to meet the needs and circumstances of the local community. Implementation should be guided by what is feasible, practical, acceptable, and tailored to the needs of each community. These considerations are meant to supplement—not replace—any state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which businesses must comply. Read More....


    Washington Hospitality Association Resources: 

    Restaurant Reopening Guideline Videos

    "Ready to Serve" - Printable Guidelines to post at your restaurant