Where to Find Health Updates

For the latest health information about the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit Washington State Coronavirus Response (COVID-19), Washington State’s official COVID-19 site. For reopening guidance for King County businesses and additional resources visit Public Health – Seattle & King County.

Reopening Your Business

You may have a host of issues to consider when it comes to reopening your business. Are you meeting the requirements developed by Washington State for reopening? We have included these requirements and guidance developed by King County below, as well as reopening toolkits to help businesses plan for a safe reopening.

  • Phase 2 Guidance and Requirements for Businesses
    • On July 23, Governor Jay Inslee announced tighter restrictions for some Phase Two activities and businesses, including restaurants and bars, indoor fitness and entertainment facilities, and for weddings and funerals. Learn about specific Phase 2 guidance and requirements by industry on King County’s website. For current reopening guidance for businesses and workers in all Phases click here.


  • Reopening Toolkits


    • Back to Work Toolkit (Madrona Ventures) – Tools, templates, checklists and guides that fit the practical needs of many company leaders –from HR to CEO to Facilities – to build a safe work plan for getting back to the physical workplace.


    • Reopening Checklists (City of Seattle) – Includes checklists for reopening your business, financial resources, printable signage and more for multiple industries (multiple languages). Toolkits are not intended to provide public health guidance, but are meant to distill information from the state and county and make reopening guidance more accessible (multiple languages).


    • Reopening Toolkit (Chambers of Kitsap County) – The Reopening Toolkit developed by our neighbors in Kitsap County provides a detailed roadmap for how businesses can prepare and plan for reopening, in addition to other information. Kitsap County is also in Phase 2 under the state’s reopening of business, recreational, and social activities.


Pivoting Your Business

Moving your business online is a way for many to continue to operate while complying with public health requirements. Businesses are coming up with creative ways of going virtual and taking their business online.

  • Virtual Roundtables for Festival Professionals

    Film Festival Alliance is hosting free virtual roundtables open to all festival professionals. These virtual events cover information that ranges from how to stream online festivals to hosting drive-ins. Sign up here!

Additional Resources

photo credits this page: Flat Iron Grill (City of Issaquah)