Reopening Guides:


Department of Health guidance for lodging properties (updated 4.14.21)

Apr 14, 2021 | Hotel COVID-19 Operations Guide

On March 22, the Washington Department of Health updated its Transient Accommodations (Hotels, Motels, B&Bs, etc.) during the COVID-19 Pandemic guidance. This guidance includes public health guidelines for cleaning and sanitizing, employee health policies and procedures and recommendations for housekeeping during the COVID-19 emergency, and lodging operators should review this guidance to understand the requirements of the current reopening phase.

Lodging establishments offer many different types of facilities, and operators should also review updated guidance for all activities or types of facilities on their property. Click below for guidance.

Pools (Governor’s guidance and DOH supplemental guidance)
Weddings, funerals and events
Fitness rooms
Restaurants, bars and dining areas (Governor’s guidance and DOH guidance)
Patio seating
Spas (governor’s guidance)
Sport courts
Meeting rooms (Miscellaneous Venues or Weddings and Funeral guidance may apply)

NOTE: You may need to refresh or switch your browser to see the most current guidance. Read the full DOH guidance here.


Governor’s Healthy Washington sector-specific requirements

DOH isolation and quarantine for COVID-19 information

L&I FAQ on worker face covering and mask requirements

L&I Coronavirus resources

CDC recommendations for cleaning your facility

DOH Ventilation and Air Quality for Reducing Transmission of COVID-19

Association for Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) guidance on ventilation during COVID-19