Washington state is open for business! The resources and information on this page are designed to help you 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:
Restaurant Reopening Guide
[Toolkit] — Vaccine and mask options (and requirements) for your business
- Resources and options as you consider mask and vaccine policies that work best for your business.
- High resolution PDF signs you can download and display in your business.
Current Guidance and Requirements
- 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.
UPDATE: Minor employees can temporarily work back-of-house in 21+ establishments
***UPDATE: May 26, 2022*** The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) announced today they are extending the "Minor Employees in Liquor Establishments" temporary allowance. The allowance, currently set to expire on June 1, will now expire on Sept. 30, 2022....
Renting out your kitchen space can be a big money maker
***UPDATE: May 26, 2022*** The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) announced today they are extending the "Renting Kitchens to Non-Licensees" temporary allowance. The allowance, currently set to expire on June 1, will now expire on Sept. 30, 2022. Learn...
FAQ: What to do if your employee has COVID-19
Below are FAQs designed to help employers determine the next steps with a variety of scenarios when an employee has a potential or confirmed positive case of COVID-19. Here are some key definitions you’ll need to know as these terms are used several times when...
Restaurant Reopening Resources
Washington State Coronavirus Response Website
Governor's Office COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Businesses and Workers website
[Toolkit] Vaccination and mask policies
[Toolkit] How to use ESD’s SharedWork program to get your employees back to work
Innovating around the labor shortage: Applications (Part 1 of Return to Work Series)
Vaccines and Masks: What has and hasn't changed under the latest rules and guidelines
Rick Braa on PPP and Employee Retention Credit
National restaurant state of the industry – Managing the present and improving the future
Rick Braa on Delivery and Pickup
Members-only access: Controlling costs and inventory — use our cost calculators to help balance your budget
Members-only access: Navigating third-party pitfalls