Phase 2 - Partial

Counties in Phase 2

Phase 2 - Began For Some Counties as early as May 8, 2020.

As of May 14, 2020 the following Counties have moved to Phase 2:

  • Columbia, Garfield, Lincoln, Ferry, Pend Oreille, Skamania, Stevens and Wahkiakum

As of May 18, 2020 the following additional counties have moved to Phase 2

  • Asotin and Whitman

The following Counties are at some point in the process, but have not been cleared for Phase 2:

  • Kittitas County applied for the variance, but is currently pending review.
  • Grays Harbor and Jefferson Counties are eligible but have not yet applied

General Guidelines for Phase 2

Duration - Minimum three weeks

Estimate Start Date - no earlier than June 1, 2020

  • High-Risk Populations*
    • Continue to State Home, Stay Healthy
  • Recreation
    • Outdoor recreation involving 5 or fewer people outside your household (camping, beaches, etc.)
  • Gatherings (social, spiritual)
    • Gather with no more than 5 people outside your household per week
  • Travel
    • Essential travel and limited non-essential travel for Phase 1 and Phase 2 permissible activities
  • Business/Employers
    • Remaining manufacturing
    • Additional construction phases
    • In-home/domestic services (nannies, housecleaning, etc.)
    • Retail (in-store purchases allowed with restrictions)
    • Real estate
    • Professional services/office-based businesses (telework remains strongly encouraged)
    • Hair and nail salons/barbers
    • Pet grooming
    • Restaurant/taverns <50% capacity table size no larger than 5 (no bar-area seating)

Phase 2 Restaurant/Tavern Reopening

Governor Inslee issued requirements for restaurants and taverns in Phase 2 Counties. The full guidance can be located here.

You may not operate until you can meet and maintain the requirements. There is not an inspection process to go through before you open.

Key points for businesses:

  • You must have a written procedure for dine-in service
  • It must comply with the requirements above as well as Labor & Industries guidelines and the DOH guidelines.
  • Designate a site-specific COVID-19 Supervisor who is responsible for monitoring the health of employees and enforce your written safety plan.
  • Workers have the right to refuse to do or perform "unsafe work" including hazards created by the coronavirus.

Key changes to your operations:

  • No bar seating in Phase 2
  • Restaurants with table service must keep a daily log of customers for at least 30 days including "telephone/email contact information, and time in."
  • Single-use menus only
  • Single-use condiments
  • No more than 5 guests per table
  • Indoor seating no more than 50% of maximum occupancy as determined by the fire code
  • Outdoor seating no more than 50% of capacity, but at least this counts separately from indoor seating.
  • Tables must be far enough apart that occupied chairs at adjacent tables are at least six feet apart.
  • No buffets or salad bars