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 on OSHA vaccine mandate
In the wake of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, the Biden Administration has officially withdrawn the OSHA rule requiring employees to either get vaccinated or be subject to regular testing. Below are messages from the American Hotel & Lodging Association and...
Federal vaccine mandate on hold, again
In a 6-3 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay for President Joe Biden’s vaccine/testing mandate. This means the mandate, also known as the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), is once again on hold pending additional legal review of cases currently being...
Workplace outbreak resources and new CDC isolation recommendations
“The omicron variant is spreading quickly and has the potential to impact all facets of our society. CDC’s updated recommendations for isolation and quarantine balance what we know about the spread of the virus and the protection provided by vaccination and booster...
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