Washington State is Open and Ready for Business

June 30, 2021 Economic Re-opening

Governor Inslee has lifted most COVID-19 business restrictions in place based on health and safety proclamations and/or Emergency Orders.

Business may return to usual capacity and operations, with limited exceptions and requirements.

Mask and/or vaccine requirements may be in effect statewide or in your area. Please check the state's website and with your county’s health district/department to find out if you must comply with local rules. 

Reopening Guidance and/or Requirements

  • Vaccine verification/negative testing: Recommended but not required for large indoor and outdoor events
  • Capacity limitations: No restrictions in restaurants, bars, stores, businesses, theaters etc. (except large indoor events)
  • Physical distancing: No requirements
  • Facial coverings: The indoor mask mandates continue for both vaccinated and unvaccinated employees and customers. 

*Some exceptions will include schools and childcare centers that will continue to have some facial coverings and physical distancing requirements.

Requirements for places of employment issued by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries have been updated here.

Allowances for LCB Licensed Businesses
Several LCB-created allowances designed to support licensees temporarily remain in effect. All of the allowances expired on July 31, 2021 unless otherwise specified. 

For alcohol-licensed businesses, a sign regarding allowances is required to be posted where customers and staff can see it. 

Details about specific allowances and expiration dates can be found via this table.

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