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Restaurants in Washington state are able to open for indoor dining under strict public health and safety guidance. Adequate distance between tables, mask use and proper sanitization remain important to ensure the safety of employees and guests during this period. Below, we have provided resources and tools for for restaurants, taverns and night clubs to help you keep up with the changes to guidance at the state and federal levels. If you need more specific guidance, or if you have additional questions, please call your Territory Manager or email communications@wahospitality.org.

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Phase 3 foodservice guidelines, 3.17.21

  • In preparation for Phase 3 of Washington state’s Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery Plan to start statewide on March 22, the Governor’s Office has released rules eating and drinking establishments will need to follow.

WA restaurant employees eligible for vaccines March 31

  • All Washington state restaurant employees and foodservice workers will be eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine, effective March 31. Gov. Jay Inslee announced the change in prioritization on March 18.

Coronavirus self-inspection checklist

  • For your restaurant, we have put together this checklist to ensure you’re keeping your best practices top of mind and you’re ready to reopen safely and successfully.

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