Where to Find Health Updates
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.
- For additional workplace safety information, visit Washington State’s workplace safety guidance page and The Washington State Department of Health.
- Reopening Toolkit (King County) NEW! – All the materials you need to print for reference and to display, to help reopen and operate your business safely. Also available in Spanish.
- 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.
Eastside and Greater Seattle Platforms
Add your listing to these local promotional platforms and reach customers on the Eastside and greater Seattle.
- What’s Open Eastside: Add your business to the map here.
- Support Puget Sound Small Business: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to add your business to the map.
- Eastside Restaurant Support Group: Share your offerings with over 6,000 Eastside potential customers. Join to add your restaurant or to help support.
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!
Social media tools like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are all popular and inexpensive ways of marketing your businesses to potential customers. If you’re not familiar with these solutions or need a refresher check out some of the tutorials below.
Health and Reopening
Pivoting Your Business