Washington state has reopened! The resources and information on this page are designed to help your lodging operations recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. If you need more specific guidance, or if you have additional questions, please call your Territory Manager or email:
- Up-to-date business guidance and recommendations from the governor’s office and state agencies.
- Find resources and fresh ideas to help you staff up in our tight labor market and challenging times.
- Use this toolkit to understand the requirements and opportunities as you set your vaccination and mask policies.
- The extremely hard-hit hotel industry has yet to receive direct aid, and the Save Hotel Act will provide a lifeline to hotels and hotel workers
- Hotels and motels may proceed with removing guests starting July 1.
By all accounts, it’s been a very difficult year and a half. You and your fellow business owners are people who have worked hard and sacrificed to achieve their dreams. There are long-term emotional effects of this economic slowdown the pandemic caused – loyal...
This guide follows a webinar presented by the Washington Hospitality Association and the Small Business Administration (SBA). You can see the full video here or use the links and descriptions below to find the information that is most useful to you.
The rules surrounding service charge disclosures are relevant right now as stories surface of class-action lawsuits impacting hospitality businesses around the country. Knowing your state requirements and how they go beyond the federal law is important knowledge for any operator.
The most recent data shows the unemployment rate in Washington state is falling and changes to the state unemployment system should help bring more people into the workforce. On July 4, rules that require claimants to actively search for jobs returned to the state’s unemployment system. The ESD has a form you can fill to report claimants in violation of current work search requirements.