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[Official guidance] Phase 1, 2, and 3 weddings and funerals

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On June 19 the Governor’s Office released official requirements for non-religious weddings and funerals in Phases 1,2 and 3 of the Washington Safe Start Plan.

For the hospitality industry, the new guidance states that if food is served at a reception for a wedding, funeral or memorial service, the venue must comply with the guidance for dine-in restaurants and taverns and must follow the county’s current phase guidance. An event will also need to comply with religious and faith-based organization guidelines in addition to restaurant dine-in restaurants guidelines.

Per an update on June 22, wedding services “do not include engagement parties, bridal/groom/couples’ showers, bachelorette/bachelor parties or rehearsal dinners. Funeral and memorial services are defined as the ceremony honoring a deceased person, including a wake, burial, cremation, or memorial service, located indoors or outdoors.”

Read the new guidance here.