CDC recommends indoor masking in public settings for 12 counties
CDC recommends indoor masking in public settings for 12 counties

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people wear masks in indoor public settings and while traveling on public transit in 12 “high” risk counties. The recommendation comes as a result of increased COVID-19 cases or hospitalizations in each county....

UPDATE: State and local mandates coming to an end
UPDATE: State and local mandates coming to an end

Governor Jay Inslee announced today the statewide mask mandate will end at 11:59 p.m. on March 11 for most indoor settings. Masks will continue to be required after March 12 in some settings, including health care and long-term care facilities, public transit and...

Update on OSHA vaccine mandate

In the wake of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, the Biden Administration has officially withdrawn the OSHA rule requiring employees to either get vaccinated or be subject to regular testing. Below are messages from the American Hotel & Lodging Association and...

Federal vaccine mandate on hold, again
Federal vaccine mandate on hold, again

In a 6-3 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay for President Joe Biden’s vaccine/testing mandate. This means the mandate, also known as the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), is once again on hold pending additional legal review of cases currently being considered in lower courts.

Workplace outbreak resources and new CDC isolation recommendations

“The omicron variant is spreading quickly and has the potential to impact all facets of our society. CDC’s updated recommendations for isolation and quarantine balance what we know about the spread of the virus and the protection provided by vaccination and booster...

Washington will follow federal vaccine requirements for employers
Washington will follow federal vaccine requirements for employers

Gov. Jay Inslee announced today Washington state will follow the employer vaccine mandate  unveiled earlier this month by President Biden once that policy completes judicial review. [Webinar registration: Ask a Lawyer: What the new vaccine requirements mean for you]...

New guest vaccine requirement coming in King County
New guest vaccine requirement coming in King County

UPDATED 9.17.21 to include the full statement from Anthony Anton, President and CEO of the Washington Hospitality Association and provide more context around the advocacy efforts of the association's government affairs team. King County officials announced today they...

Vaccine verification requirements developing in King County
Vaccine verification requirements developing in King County

King County is exploring a possible vaccine verification requirement for hospitality businesses and other public-facing establishments and venues. The policy would be like those enacted in other major cities like New York City and San Francisco.  The policy would go...