Gov. Inslee’s office consolidates guidelines for bowling, golf
Gov. Inslee’s office consolidates guidelines for bowling, golf

Gov. Jay Inslee’s office officially rescinded guidance for bowling alleys and golf courses last week, stating the guidelines were substantially like other documents on the Healthy Washington—Roadmap to Recovery website.   Bowling alleys  Bowling alleys (along with...

[Toolkit] Restaurant Revitalization Fund
[Toolkit] Restaurant Revitalization Fund

RECENT UPDATES: HALT ON DISBURSEMENTS TO SOME AWARDEES On June 11, the  SBA informed 2,965 small businesses owned by women, veterans and economically and socially disadvantaged people that they would not be receiving their approved Restaurant Revitalization Fund...

Clock is ticking on PPP forgiveness
Clock is ticking on PPP forgiveness

On May 28, 2021, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that the Paycheck Protection Program’s (PPP) funding is exhausted and they would no longer approve any applications. Many borrowers who received a PPP loan can still apply for forgiveness, but...

Gov. Jay Inslee: Washington is “close to reopening”
Gov. Jay Inslee: Washington is “close to reopening”

Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday provided an update on vaccination progress across Washington state. New numbers shared by the U.S. Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs were recently added to state vaccination tracking data. These new numbers...

Inslee asks for border reopening. Could a vaccine tourism boom follow?
Inslee asks for border reopening. Could a vaccine tourism boom follow?

Governor Jay Inslee asked  U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas to reopen the Washington border between Canada and the U.S.   Inslee urged federal officials to consider an immediate full or partial reopening of...

[Toolkit] Vaccination and mask policies for Hospitality Businesses
[Toolkit] Vaccination and mask policies for Hospitality Businesses

On May 21, Gov. Jay Inslee’s office updated its guidance on masks and vaccines in response to new recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has also updated its requirements and the...

Governor updates guidance for spectator events
Governor updates guidance for spectator events

On May 26, Gov. Jay Inslee updated the guidance for spectator events. The changes include: Occupancy for outdoor venues is now at 50%, still no more than 9,000 people Removed the requirement for vaccinated-only sections to have a separate entrance or exit from...

Possible delay in changes to eviction moratorium
Possible delay in changes to eviction moratorium

In March, 2020, the governor issued an emergency proclamation to protect tenants from being evicted during the pandemic. Hotel guests were originally defined as tenants under the proclamation, but this legislative session, we fought to change the definition, so...