More counties in danger of moving back a phase
More counties in danger of moving back a phase

Gov. Jay Inslee will announce that some counties are moving back a phase on Tuesday. The Washington Hospitality Association has been tracking Healthy Washington—Roadmap to Recovery metrics. Some counties are reporting high coronavirus case counts and hospitalization...

Eviction moratorium bill reaches governor’s desk in an improved form
Eviction moratorium bill reaches governor’s desk in an improved form

In March 2020, Gov. Jay Inslee issued an emergency proclamation to protect tenants from being evicted during the pandemic. While intending to support individuals who had been temporarily impacted economically by the state of emergency, the proclamation also affected...

POS partners announced for Restaurant Revitalization Fund applications
POS partners announced for Restaurant Revitalization Fund applications

On April 22, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) released the names of point-of-sale (POS) service providers that can be utilized for Restaurant Revitalization Fund applications. Two (Square and Toast) will actually support the submission of an application,...

Attention Bellevue and Renton: Restaurant complimentary PPE program
Attention Bellevue and Renton: Restaurant complimentary PPE program

King County is distributing complimentary PPE masks and sanitizing wipes to county restaurant workers. Restaurant representatives are invited to attend drive-thru mask distribution pop-up events in Bellevue and Renton. Click here if you would like to participate. The...

Some pandemic restrictions on employers loosened
Some pandemic restrictions on employers loosened

On April 8, Gov. Jay Inslee announced he is loosening some restrictions on employers that he put in place during the state of emergency declared during the coronavirus pandemic. Starting Friday, April 23, employers can ask an employee for medical verification if that...

Restaurant Revitalization Fund:  What you need to know
Restaurant Revitalization Fund: What you need to know

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND UPDATES FAQ on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (National Restaurant Association - PDF Updated April 9) FAQ on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (National Restaurant Association -Online) Restaurant Revitalization Fund: What you need...

12-month payment plans available for 2020 property taxes
12-month payment plans available for 2020 property taxes

On April 16, Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1332, which provides property tax relief to businesses ahead of the April 30 deadline. The bill requires counties to offer payment plans to businesses for 2020 tax obligations. Counties will be prohibited from charging...

Governor signs bill extending cocktails to go and other LCB allowances
Governor signs bill extending cocktails to go and other LCB allowances

It’s official – Washington state restaurants will be able to sell beer, wine and cocktails to go until July 1, 2023. The extension of the temporary rule change comes from the passage of House Bill 1480, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) agency-request legislation, which Governor Inslee signed into law on April 14.

Attention Bellevue and Renton: Restaurant complimentary PPE program
King Co. restaurant mask distribution–more counties coming soon!

King County is partnering with Washington State to distribute complimentary PPE masks to restaurant workers throughout the county. Restaurant representatives are invited to attend our drive-through mask distribution pop-up events which will take place at three...