Washington Phased Reopening
GOV INSLEE loosens COVID-19 business restrictions for restaurants, movie theaters, outdoor group sports and more
Restaurants in second- or third-phase counties:
- can now serve alcohol up to 11 p.m.
- increase their table size to six in the second phase,(to eight in the third phase.)
Clallam and Jefferson counties are in Phase two.
- movie theaters will be able to operate at 25% capacity, and in the third phase, at 50% capacity. Facial coverings and 6 feet of distance between households will be required.
- Able to have 50 guests in phase 3 counties (up from the current 30)
Real estate sector:
- can hold open houses with numbers allowable for each county’s size-limit for gatherings.
The governor’s office will also release protocols for a variety of outdoor group sports with more than a dozen participants, such as bicycle rides, runs and marathons, kayak and canoe races, among others.
The governor’s phased reopening plan allows counties to request permission from state health officials to advance to more reopened stages according to public-health metrics around the virus
Safe Start business activity guidance updates
“Personal Service Provider” guidance includes salons, cosmetologists, estheticians, tattoo artists, and other similar categories. A recent revision now permits some close-contact services (such as facials and beard trimmings) provided the worker wears an N95 respirator*. An FDA-approved surgical mask combined with a face shield will suffice as long as the provider has N95 respirators on backorder, but are not immediately accessible.
Covid-19 Reopening Guidance for Businesses and Workers
Modified phase one cheat sheet
What phase is your county in?
What is open?
Free OSHA Webinar for Business Owners
Inslee updates guidance for weddings and funerals
Wedding and Funeral Guidance
The update allows wedding and funeral receptions to resume, as long as they meet specific requirements.
- Receptions and ceremonies must be capped at 30 people, or 25% of venue occupancy, whichever is less
- All tables at the reception must be seated by household, with table sizes capped at 5 people
- Facial coverings are required, and social distancing must be maintained
Read the full guidance document:
and associated memo: