Some pandemic restrictions on employers loosened
Some pandemic restrictions on employers loosened

On April 8, Gov. Jay Inslee announced he is loosening some restrictions on employers that he put in place during the state of emergency declared during the coronavirus pandemic. Starting Friday, April 23, employers can ask an employee for medical verification if that...

Restaurant Revitalization Fund:  What you need to know
Restaurant Revitalization Fund: What you need to know

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND UPDATES FAQ on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (National Restaurant Association - PDF Updated April 9) FAQ on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (National Restaurant Association -Online) Restaurant Revitalization Fund: What you need...

12-month payment plans available for 2020 property taxes
12-month payment plans available for 2020 property taxes

On April 16, Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1332, which provides property tax relief to businesses ahead of the April 30 deadline. The bill requires counties to offer payment plans to businesses for 2020 tax obligations. Counties will be prohibited from charging...

Governor signs bill extending cocktails to go and other LCB allowances
Governor signs bill extending cocktails to go and other LCB allowances

It’s official – Washington state restaurants will be able to sell beer, wine and cocktails to go until July 1, 2023. The extension of the temporary rule change comes from the passage of House Bill 1480, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) agency-request legislation, which Governor Inslee signed into law on April 14.

Hotel pools and spa guidance for Phase 2 and Phase 3
Hotel pools and spa guidance for Phase 2 and Phase 3

Counties in Washington are not all in the same phase of the Healthy Washington—Roadmap to Recovery plan. For hotel operators with pools, here are the requirements for operating pools and water recreation facilities for each phase. In addition to following the...

Foodservice guidelines for all phases
Foodservice guidelines for all phases

In preparation for Phase 3 of Washington state’s Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery Plan to start statewide on March 22, the Governor’s Office has released rules eating and drinking establishments will need to follow.

Guidance for fitness centers in Phase 2 and 3
Guidance for fitness centers in Phase 2 and 3

Counties are no longer all in the same phase of the Healthy Washington—Roadmap to Recovery plan. If your business includes a fitness center, here is what you need to know, whether you are in Phase 2 or Phase 3: Phase 2 Maximum occupancy is 25% of the fire code...