The Alliance for Pioneer Square has introduced this feature to help provide businesses guidance and resources for best practices as they prepare to reopen.
As of June 30, Washington has removed most COVID-19 restrictions. All industry sectors previously covered by the Roadmap to Recovery or the Safe Start plan (with the limited exceptions noted here for large indoor events) may return to usual capacity and operations under the Washington Ready plan. This does not include masking, which will continue under current guidance.
Below are key messages and resources on the state’s reopening, based on information from Washington Departments of Health and Labor & Industries.
Reopening Information from the Washington Department of Health and Washington Department of Labor & Industries , with additional details for King County.
General reopening flyer
This outlines what to expect with Washington’s reopening for individuals, businesses, and large events. Available in: Amharic, Arabic, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Korean, Marshallese, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrinya, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese. These will be available on the in-language COVID-19 resources pages.
These frequently asked questions address some of the anticipated questions related to reopening from both individuals and business owners/organization leaders. Available in: Amharic, Arabic, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Dari, English, Farsi, Hindi, Hmong, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Punjabi, Russian, Samoan, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Tigrinya, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese. These will be available on the in-language COVID-19 resources pages.
With reopening and the expiration of the local mask directive, people who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear masks in many settings. Masks are still important to protect children. This flyer offers information for families and others who interact with children under 12. Available in: Amharic, Arabic, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, English, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese. These will be available on the Youth Vaccination page.
- Protecting unvaccinated children as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted (Spanish)
- How we can protect the whole community as the mask directive ends (Spanish)
- Stay tuned for more over the next week on the Public Health Insider
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