As the coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve, businesses and organizations should stay up-to-date on the latest health, wellness and operational recommendations to help ease employee and customer concerns while preventing the spread of the virus. We will continue to pull the latest information from King County Public Health, the Governor's Office and other agencies.
- Washington's plan to reopen businesses:
- Washington is under a Stay at Home, Stay Healthy order. This order requires every Washingtonian to stay at home, except for people:
- Pursuing an essential activity, like shopping for groceries or going to a medical appointment.
- Getting takeout food. (Food deliveries also are permitted).
- Going to work at an essential business.
- Going outside for walks and exercise, as long as social distancing of 6 feet is maintained.
- What’s open:
- All grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, food supply chains and other things necessary for continued operations will remain open.
- What’s prohibited:
- All businesses must close, except for essential businesses. Businesses that can operate using telework should continue to do so. For businesses where individuals cannot work from home, the Governor’s Office has provided guidance on what businesses are essential, building on the federal government’s and California’s definition of "essential critical infrastructure workers." To clarify status, or request inclusion on the list, fill out this form. Businesses and entities that provide other essential services must implement rules that help facilitate social distancing of at least 6 feet.
- All gatherings of people for social, spiritual and recreational purposes are prohibited. This applies to both private and public gatherings which include everything from sleepovers for children to weddings. All of these types of events must be postponed for public health and safety.
We will do our best to ensure this information is updated, however the coronavirus situation is changing rapidly and we cannot guarantee continued accuracy. Please follow the WA State Department of Health and King County Public Health for the latest information and recommendations.