Reopening Guidance for Businesses and Workers

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On May 31st, 2020 Governor Inslee signed Proclamation 20-25.4 and outlined his "Safe Start" plan for a county-by-county phased reopening. Under the plan, businesses and activities will reopen in phases with adequate social distancing measures & health standards in place. Businesses may also need to meet additional requirements developed specifically for their industry.

Guidance updated in the last week will be marked with a enlightened.

Memo regarding July 24 changes to reopening guidance (updated October 9) available here. Additional updates to below guidance are pending. 

Essential Business Guidance

Many parts of the economy are already allowed to operate safely as essential businesses. For a list of essential businesses click here.

Phase 1 Business Activity Guidelines

Modified Phase 1 Activity Guidelines

Phase 2 Business Activity Guidelines

Phase 3 Business Activity Guidelines