May 20, 2020: Phase Two Re-opening Requirement

Voluntary restaurant guest logs for Covid-19 contact tracing in WA State.

We have developed a confidential, no-touch Guest Log for restaurants in Washington. This will save you time, fulfill the needs of contact tracers, and address the concerns of your customers. Same day activation and HIPAA compliant… continue

LET PEOPLE KNOW YOU ARE OPEN!  THE FOLLOWING REQUIRE NO LOGIN TO REPORT IN:

(*) Update status of your restaurant directly on the City of Seattle’s Support Puget Sound Small Business Restaurants Map

(*) Update status of your food bank or nonprofit directly on City of Seattle’s Food Resource Map

(*) Update status of your food business directly at Seattle Times

(*) Update status of your food business directly at The Stranger

(*) Update status of your food business directly at Startup 425

(*) Update status of your food business directly at West Seattle Blog

THE FOLLOWING REQUIRE LOGIN TO UPDATE YOUR BUSINESS STATUS:

 – Update business hours on Google: instructions

– Update business hours on Yelp:  instructions

– Update business hours on Facebook page:  instructions

– Update business status on Instagram:  instructions

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Seattle — Saturday May 16th, 2020

|Still in Phase One|
We are still in the first quarter of a game with no set time limit. Governor Jay Inslee clarified some aspects of re-opening rules and emphasized that Phase Two will begin only once the key metrics are met. Many are hoping for June 1st. It depends on all Washingtonians doing their part to stamp out the spread of the novel coronavirus. Full report at www.king5.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/gov-inslee-says-washingtons-making-progress-on-step…

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|Still in Phase One|
We are still in the first quarter of a game with no set time limit. Governor Jay Inslee clarified some aspects of re-opening rules and emphasized that Phase Two will begin only once the key metrics are met. Many are hoping for June 1st. It depends on all Washingtonians doing their part to stamp out the spread of the novel coronavirus.  Full report at https://www.king5.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/gov-inslee-says-washingtons-making-progress-on-steps-to-reopening/281-aba390cd-d988-48e4-a05c-db6a3ed74974  #oisgov
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Seattle — Tuesday April 28th, 2020

In Seattle, we’re doing everything we can locally to support our small businesses during this unprecedented moment in history.

We’ve invested millions of dollars directly in our most vulnerable small businesses and are working with our partners across government and in the private sector help many who are struggling. With many of our neighborhood restaurants still open, communities across our region can support small businesses by ordering pickup or delivery during this time.

Our community partners and local officials have helped shape our map and make it a reality.
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In Seattle, we’re doing everything we can locally to support our small businesses during this unprecedented moment in history.  We’ve invested millions of dollars directly in our most vulnerable small businesses and are working with our partners across government and in the private sector help many who are struggling. With many of our neighborhood restaurants still open, communities across our region can support small businesses by ordering pickup or delivery during this time.  Our community partners and local officials have helped shape our map and make it a reality.

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My daughter's family and friends are helping out a small family-owned donut shop by taking orders and delivering. Thousands of donuts have been enjoyed throughout Seattle because folks reached out to neighbors and friends to help others. Everyone feels better….and the donuts are delicious!! 😋

There is something you can do better Ms Mayor, City of Seattle is not conducting necessary inspection for Construction projects Gov Inslee allowed 6 days ago.. Their explanation is the y are waiting for "clarification and guidance from Governor's office". (www.seattle.gov/sdci) Really? Do they not get they are roadblocks for thousands of worker and families?

What people getting $600 more on unemployment than working shows is that the bosses should raise the wages more than $600 instead of keeping their workers in poverty. Workers should not be treated as serfs…all the free abuse you want victims.

You’re so busy patting yourself on the back that you’ll get a sore arm. A successful mayor wouldn’t have a city where police officers train here and leave.

As long as you allow and mismanage the thousands of wandering infected homeless people spreading the virus all over the city and neighborhoods everyday, you support the spread of this infection and partially responsible for further deaths.

It must be a breath of relief for City, Mayor, Council, all those pesky citizens, vanished!

Stop this insane SCC wanting to tax us to death!

Here’s an idea: Amazon & Boeing aren’t paying any taxes. Tax them to raise money to bailout the small businesses.

I sure miss this guy.

How can anyone believe you care about small businesses?

TAX AMAZON

POS!

Hopefully they can hang onto to those dollars to pay the Sawant Tax.

you have never cared about small businesses, you have forced them to endure poop, needles, tents,crime and RV's! Not once have you attempted to get the criminals off the streets. Worst Mayor we have ever had you ruined our city!

You had over 9,000 businesses apply for help and only 250 got help out of 9,000! You haven't done shit to help the rest of them. You're a fucking liar!

Seattle is disgusting. Lived there for 3 years, couldn't wait to leave. The streets are full of needless and piles of human feces. Clean up your city, it's disgusting!!!!

Fuck you Jenny Durkan. You’re absolute garbage.

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Seattle — Friday May 22nd, 2020

Register Now: Phase 2 Re-opening Checklist Webinar

Tuesday, May 26th we are hosting a webinar on what steps you should take when re-opening.

On the panel we will have:

Mike Haller, who has spent 25 years teaching food safety and is an adjunct professor at CSU San Bernardino and Fullerton.

Todd Frantz, whose career began in the San Bernadino Health department and before his time at UL Everclean was the Principal Food Safety and Public Health Manger for the Walt Disney Company

Samantha Louderback, she is our lead at the association and expert on all things regarding the Department of Health.

Click here to register: event.webinarjam.com/register/49/gw8wos6x
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Register Now: Phase 2 Re-opening Checklist Webinar  Tuesday, May 26th we are hosting a webinar on what steps you should take when re-opening.  On the panel we will have:  Mike Haller, who has spent 25 years teaching food safety and is an adjunct professor at CSU San Bernardino and Fullerton.  Todd Frantz, whose career began in the San Bernadino Health department and before his time at UL Everclean was the Principal Food Safety and Public Health Manger for the Walt Disney Company  Samantha Louderback, she is our lead at the association and expert on all things regarding the Department of Health.  Click here to register: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/49/gw8wos6x

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Here is the link to the registration page: event.webinarjam.com/register/49/gw8wos6x

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Seattle — Tuesday May 19th, 2020

NEW: 10 more counties are eligible to apply to move to Phase 2. They are:

➡️ Spokane
➡️ Adams
➡️ Mason
➡️ Thurston
➡️ Lewis
➡️ Clark
➡️ Clallam
➡️ Kitsap
➡️ Island
➡️ San Juan

To qualify, counties must have fewer than 10 new cases per 100,000 residents over a 14-day span. To enter Phase 2, they would apply and include data and information specific to their county.

As counties are approved, businesses still must implement industry-specific Phase 2 guidelines before opening. All those guidelines can be found on our website: bit.ly/BizGuidance2

We’re making progress. But the progress we’ve made is fragile. It requires our continued diligence, especially as we begin to reopen parts of our economy.

Stay committed. Stand united. Let’s beat this thing the first time. #WeGotThisWA
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NEW: 10 more counties are eligible to apply to move to Phase 2. They are:  ➡️ Spokane
➡️ Adams
➡️ Mason
➡️ Thurston
➡️ Lewis
➡️ Clark
➡️ Clallam
➡️ Kitsap
➡️ Island
➡️ San Juan  To qualify, counties must have fewer than 10 new cases per 100,000 residents over a 14-day span. To enter Phase 2, they would apply and include data and information specific to their county.  As counties are approved, businesses still must implement industry-specific Phase 2 guidelines before opening. All those guidelines can be found on our website: https://bit.ly/BizGuidance2  We’re making progress. But the progress we’ve made is fragile. It requires our continued diligence, especially as we begin to reopen parts of our economy.  Stay committed. Stand united. Let’s beat this thing the first time.  #WeGotThisWA

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Thank you for protecting our communities. It was really scary we where the epicenter of where it all started. You have guided very well. May God bless you for your kindness 🙌🏼🙏🏼♥️

Our system did not get overwhelmed because we did not grow an outbreak like Some in the Northeast. It is not hard to overwhelm ICU bed capacity-it often gets very close every glu season. Add COVID to that. As far as PPE an other shortages those are the same. We are OK until we are just a bit over our top usage for a little while and then we are not. They are vital supplies. So we accomplished a lot ok n the Northwest by lower our cases over weeks. Now let's see if all of us can work to keep them from exploding as we relax restrictions. Churches, any close contact over time like an overcrowded bar or a party can expose a lot of people all at once. Take slow and easy.

Could some please explain how this is going to work? Spokane county isn't allowing tests on the general population. I was told they're still are only testing front line workers and high risk individuals with symptoms. How could there possibly be an accurate determination?

Would like to see face masks mandatory please. To protect workers from the public. And make sure the companies that care the least about their employees don't get the lion's share of commerce.

Here’s the COVID-19 data for Thurston County. COVID-19 Update As of May 20, 2020, Thurston County has 127 confirmed cases of COVID-19 – 19 hospitalizations (number is of accumulated hospitalizations, not all currently hospitalized), 115 recovered or recovering, and one death. (No new cases for Wednesday, May 20, 2020) That one death was a 80 year old man believed to have caught it somewhere else and is actually listed as “due to complications related to COVID-19”… Population: 286,419 Cases: 127 Hospitalized: 19 Recovered: 115 Risk of Infection: .044 Risk of Requiring Hospitalization: .0066 Risk of Death (or rather death by complications related to COVID-19): .0004 Chances of having non-hospitalizing symptoms and recovering if you did get infected: pretty darn good You have only a 0.044% Chance of getting COVID-19 in Thurston County currently. If you did get infected… a 15% Chance of being hospitalized IF you succumbed to the 0.044% Chance of infection. Stay safe…

Thank you for your leadership and updates!

Just open the state back up. Those who want can stay home however allow others to go about their business. Not like people are actually listening to what you say.

Congratulations to those who can follow the rules and keep transmission low so they can move onto the next phase!

Weird some of these seem like very large county’s I’m sure your choices have nothing to do with the lawsuits from these county’s or the fact you are starting to add up votes from people your choices have destroyed that being said hope you have an awesome day #Culp2020

Since there is no way to STOP the virus, the original intent was to flatten the curve so hospitals aren’t overwhelmed. You are putting too much emphasis on cases, when most don’t go to the hospital. You need to place more weight on hospitalization rate and capacity. What would you rather have 10,000 people sick and recovering at home or 1,000 people sick and in hospitals? Spokane County has 4 people in the hospital currently with COVID (population 500,000).

Ah, the myopic focus on "cases" continues. The number of cases doesn't matter and never did. Keeping the vulnerable people out of the cases does. We flattened the curve, we now know which people are more vulnerable to fatal contraction, and our healthcare resources have not been overwhelmed. If your focus is "cases", we will never be opening back up because over 80% of infected people have little to no symptoms and are not going to test or make themselves known to do anything about it. Yes, it is a sleeper virus, so we have to live with it either now or later because there is no conceivable way of getting every infection isolated. So, let's live with it now AND keep that smaller slice of individuals more at-risk of fatal contraction (mainly the retired population) isolated while the rest of us rescue the economy and the American way of life. It's not going to make a bit of difference to the virus if we do phased re-openings … It will do what it is going to do today, tomorrow, and six months from now. It's common sense. Apparently, the media and some politicians have none.

We realize that you hate Cowlitz Co. So by all means, treat us like infants and keep us shut down until the entire county fails and everyone in it. You are a disgrace!

King county will never get to phase II. Maybe I can drive 5 hours to Spokane for a haircut.

Thank you Inslee for not giving in to the whiners.

He acts like he is making the decision…bwhahahahaha. Basically I think most businesses are opening up with or without his approval.

Thank you governor for making it work.

Good, but get ready to roll it back. This fall will be devastating.

Just open the state and help your people like a governor should. There is no reason why 100's of people can go to Walmart but not other stores or even weddings. Ridiculous and evil

I just hope and pray the counties that made it to phase 2 don't relapse!!! Please God let this virus disappear!!!!

When are you opening the DOL? I need a “new ID” to cash checks and feed my family. Is my situation still nonessential at this time?

Meanwhile in Snohomish businesses keep dying

Why not Cowlitz? 69 cases out of 100k+ population and ZERO deaths. Only one new case in the last week.

Wow, way to stay on top of things. I’m not really paying attention. So it’s nice to see things packaged up sometimes.

Is there a tipping point at which the rest of the State will be reopen completely, ie. 25 out of 49 counties and full state will be reopened? And or using county boundaries how many counties can be reopened?

We did apply. We were rejected. Now we're not asking We're demanding.

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Seattle — Monday March 23rd, 2020

Governor Jay Inslee has placed into effect a mandatory stay at home order. Effective immediately, all Washingtonians must stay home unless they are pursuing an essential activity.

Those include:
➡️ Grocery shopping
➡️ Doctor appointments
➡️ Essential work duty

All non-essential businesses must close within 48 hours unless all employees can work from home.

Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and other essential businesses will remain open. Restaurants can continue to offer take-out and delivery service.
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Governor Jay Inslee has placed into effect a mandatory stay at home order. Effective immediately, all Washingtonians must stay home unless they are pursuing an essential activity.  Those include:
➡️ Grocery shopping
➡️ Doctor appointments
➡️ Essential work duty  All non-essential businesses must close within 48 hours unless all employees can work from home.  Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and other essential businesses will remain open. Restaurants can continue to offer take-out and delivery service.

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Are daycares considered essential businesses?

Could you put restaurants take-out under “Those include:”? Just so it is clear and not misleading. Some people skim through it may think only the three things are allowed and that may hurt restaurant business further. Restaurants are serving and fighting for survival too. Thank you.

Is Building Cleaning and Maintenance considered essential business?

What about the post office?

Is it open?

Nanny work?

Yes they are

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