Washington State COVID-19 Status Report: June 1, 2021
Inslee announces update to agriculture requirements
Gov. Jay Inslee issued updates to the agriculture workplace requirements to coincide with changes to the emergency rules for temporary worker housing released by the departments of Health and Labor & Industries.
The emergency rules are linked here. The new governor-issued requirements formalize CDC guidance relating to masks and social distancing for fully vaccinated individuals, in this case, as the guidance relates to agricultural workplaces. All changes are effective as of today’s date.
Read the full requirements here.
Read the updated emergency rules from the Washington Department of Labor & Industries and the state Department of Health here.
Read the CDC guidelines on masking and social distancing for workers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 here.
Inslee updates proclamation on truck driver hours
Gov. Jay Inslee announced updates to one proclamation in response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 – Truck Driver Hours (20-22.9)
This update extends the COVID-related commercial truck driver hour waiver to August 31, 2021, in alignment with federal waivers.
Read the full proclamation here.
COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Businesses and Workers
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 full Healthy Washington phased chart is available here.
Important Reference Documents
- County Phase Status
- County Phase Metrics(“Roadmap to Recovery”)
- Outdoor and Open-air Structureswith FAQ (Updated April 12)
- Facial Coverings Guidance for Businesses
- Voluntary Contact Information
- High Risk Worker Proclamation FAQ(Updated May 3)
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– Updated May 26
Religious and Faith-Based Organizations
- Religious and Faith-Based Organizations– Updated May 13
- Professional Services– Updated March 19
- Personal Services– Updated March 19
Eating and Drinking Establishments
- Eating and Drinking Establishments– Updated March 17
Weddings, Funerals and Events
- Weddings, Funerals and Events– Updated May 24
Sports, Recreation and Fitness
- Fitness and Training– Updated March 26
- Outdoor Recreation– Updated March 23
- Water Recreation– Updated March 23
- Sporting Activities– Updated May 19
- Sporting Activities FAQ– Updated March 24
- Racing: non-motorized and motorized– Updated April 19
- Golf– Updated March 18
Indoor Entertainment Establishments
- Indoor Entertainment– Updated March 24
- Bowling– Updated March 18
- Card Rooms– Updated March 18
- Movie Theaters– Updated March 19
- Museums– Updated March 19
Outdoor Entertainment Establishments
- Drive-In Theaters and Events– Updated March 23
- Zoos and Aquariums– Updated March 18
All employers must follow COVID-19 prevention protocols for employees as required by the Department of Labor and Industries. Industry-specific workplace requirements are listed below:
Additional Industry Requirements
- Agricultural Industry– Updated May 28
- Agricultural Industry Safety Plan Interpretive Guidance– Updated May 7
- Agricultural Events– Updated March 19
- Agritourism– Updated March 19
- Car Washes
- Construction– Updated April 21
- Cruises– Updated May 13
- Domestic Services
- Fairs and Special Events– Updated April 26
- In Store Retail– Updated March 17
- Libraries– Updated May 19
- Miscellaneous Venues– Updated May 19
- Motion Picture Industry
- Outdoor Maintenance/Landscaping
- Pet Grooming
- Professional Photography– Updated March 19
- Real Estate– Updated March 17
- Theater and Performing Arts– Updated April 21
- Vehicle and Vessel Sales
- Workforce Education Programs
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.
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