Reopening Guidance for Businesses and Workers

Posted By: Brett Waller Advocacy News, COVID-19 Resource Center,

On March 11, 2021, Governor Inslee announced the Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery plan will be transitioning from a regional approach to a county-by-county evaluation process. The governor also announced that a new third phase of the Roadmap has been added, and effective Monday, March 22, the entire state will enter Phase 3. 

The full Healthy Washington phased chart is available here.

Important Reference Documents:

Healthy Washington Requirements:

The following business activities must adhere to the occupancy and operation requirements outlined for their region’s Healthy Washington phase:

Spectator Events
Religious and Faith-Based Organizations
Professional Services
Personal Services
Eating and Drinking Establishments
Weddings, Funerals and Events
Sports, Recreation and Fitness
Indoor Entertainment Establishments
Outdoor Entertainment Establishments​

All employers must follow COVID-19 prevention protocols for employees as required by the Department of Labor and Industries.

Additional Industry Requirements​:
For additional industry-specific safety practices, including those for Farm and Agricultural Workers, Food Workers and Establishments, schools, healthcare providers, and others, please visit the Department of Health’s Resources and Recommendations Page.