Updated May 22, 2020

Governor Inslee announced during a press conference on May 1 that his Stay Home, Stay Healthy order has been extended until May 31.

He subsequently announced a Safe Start plan to reopen the state in four phases. Phase 1 began on May 5, and wineries that are able to adhere to social distancing requirements will be included in Phase 2. Several counties have already moved into Phase 2, and several more are eligible.

State leaders and health experts will be closely monitoring specific data and metrics to determine when we can safely move from Phase 1 to Phase 2 and so on. Please note that until your county moves into Phase 2, the state requires that wineries still adhere to current restrictions


Phase 2 Reopening Guidelines, Best Practices, and Checklist

Governor's Phase 2 Reopening 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 Phase 2 requirements, as linked above. The businesses must ensure strict adherence to all measures established by the State of Washington, DOH, DOL & L&I.

Phase 2 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:

We worked with our industry partners to put together a FAQ with answers informed by state government officials. This will be updated regularly.



Governor's Office:
Resource Page
Risk Assessment Dashboard
Phased Approach to Reopening
Phase 2 Reopening Guidelines

Washington Wine Institute:
State and Federal Resources for Employers & Employees

Washington Winegrowers:
Resource Page

Washington Retail Association:
Resource Page

Health Resources:
Washington: Department of Health
National: CDC

Regional Travel & Tourism: 
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