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.

Effective June 30, 2021, all business sectors may return to usual capacity and operations, with limited exceptions for large indoor events (any event with more than 10,000 simultaneous participants in an indoor, enclosed space.)

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: Not required for vaccinated individuals, unless required by individual business

*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 expire on July 31, 2021 unless otherwise specified. 

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

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