Updated January 5, 2021
On January 5, Governor Inslee announced Healthy Washington, a two-phase approach to reopening by region.
The Healthy Washington plan divides the state into eight regions and goes into effect on Monday, January 11.
Under the plan's phases, the following restrictions are in place for eating and drinking establishments:
- Indoor service prohibited.
- Outdoor service: 11pm close, maximum 6 per table, limit 2 households per table.
- Indoor service: 25% capacity, 11pm close.
- Food menu requirements for indoor seating lifted for wineries that allow minors on-premise (bars now defined as 21+ establishments with no food).
- Outdoor service: maximum 6 per table, limit 2 households per table.
Each region will move phases when specific metrics are met.
OUTDOOR SEATING REQUIREMENTS (Updated 11/16/20)
This document outlines all requirements for outdoor seating, as of November 16.
Washington Hospitality Association put on an outdoor tenting webinar, which you can access here.
REOPENING GUIDELINES, BEST PRACTICES & CHECKLIST
State leaders worked with Byron Marlow, Professor of Hospitality Management at WSU, to put together a comprehensive list of guidelines and suggested best practices for wineries. These best practices apply for both indoor and outdoor service.
Governor's COVID-19 Requirements
The Governor’s office is asking every business to adopt a written procedure for dine-in service that is at least as strict as the requirements, as linked above. The businesses must ensure strict adherence to all measures established by the State of Washington, DOH, DOL & L&I.
Reopening Guidelines, Best Practices, and Checklist
State leaders worked with Byron Marlow, Professor of Hospitality Management at WSU, to put together a comprehensive list of guidelines and suggested best practices for wineries:
- Washington Winery COVID 19 Reopening Requirements Guidelines and Best Practices.
- Washington Winery COVID 19 Supplement Response Operations Checklist.
- Washington Winery COVID 19 Supplement Response Posters.
- Voluntary Customer Log Template.
As of July 7, businesses statewide are required to refuse service to any customers refusing to wear a face covering. This includes both indoor and outdoor service.
- Children under the age of two should not wear face coverings. Children ages three and four are encouraged, but not required to wear a face covering.
- Exemptions also include those with certain medical conditions who may be adversely impacted by wearing a facial covering.
- Customers may remove face coverings while seated (eating and drinking) or communicating with a person who is deaf or hard of hearing.
GENERAL COVID-19 RESOURCES
Risk Assessment Dashboard
Phased Approach to Reopening
Phase 2 Reopening Guidelines
Washington Wine Institute:
State and Federal Resources for Employers & Employees
Washington Retail Association:
Washington: Department of Health
Regional Travel & Tourism:
MEDIA: If you have an inquiry related to COVID-19 please reach out to Heather Bradshaw, Communications Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 495-5844.