Dear food service operators,
The Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery announced by Governor Jay Inslee provides a framework for regions to safely ease some restrictions while also maintaining crucial hospital capacity. For the week starting January 11, Snohomish County will fall under Phase 1 of the new roadmap. This allows for some modest expansion of economic activity.
With Snohomish County now incorporated into the new Puget Sound Region with King and Pierce counties, movement will be based on meeting all four metrics for the region:
- A 10 percent or greater decrease in the rate of COVID cases per 100,000 population in most recent 14-day period measured compared to the prior 14-day period
- A 10 percent or greater decrease in the rate of new COVID hospital admission rates per 100,000 in most recent 14-day period measured compared to the prior 14-day period
- Test positivity of less than 10% for the most recent 7-day period measured
- Total ICU occupancy of less than 90% for the most recent 7-day period measured
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) will compile updated data by region every Friday. Regions that meet all four criteria above are eligible to move to Phase 2 on the following Monday. Based on the first dashboard update, the Puget Sound Region is only meeting three of the four criteria and is therefore not eligible to advance yet.
The full Healthy Washington phased chart is available here
Healthy Washington Requirements Eating and Drinking Establishments
- Restaurants and bars are closed for indoor dine-in service during phase 1.
- Outdoor and open-air seating permitted provided all requirements are met:
- Maximum of 6 people per table, limited 2 households per table
- Alcohol service is prohibited after 11 pm
Other businesses during phase 1:
- Retail Stores (includes farmers’ markets, grocery and convenience stores, pharmacies): Maximum of 25% of capacity, encourage curbside pick-up
- Weddings and Funerals: Ceremonies are limited to a total of no more than 30 people. Indoor receptions, wakes, or similar gatherings in conjunctions with such ceremonies are prohibited.
- Indoor Entertainment Establishments (includes aquariums, indoor theaters, indoor arenas, indoor concert halls, indoor gardens, indoor museums, indoor bowling, indoor trampoline facilities, indoor cardrooms, indoor entertainment activities of any kind, indoor event spaces): Private rentals/tours for individual households of no more than 6 people permitted. General admission prohibited.
- Indoor Recreations and Fitness Establishments (includes gyms, fitness organizations, indoor recreational sports, indoor pools, indoor k-12 sports, indoor sports, indoor personal training, indoor dance, no-contact martial arts, gymnastics, climbing): Low risk sports (including dance, no-contact martial arts, gymnastics, and climbing) permitted for practice and training only in stable groups of no more than 5 athletes. Appointment based fitness/training, 45-minute max session, no more than 1 customer/athlete per room or per 500/sq. ft. for large facilities.
- Outdoor Sports and Fitness Establishments (outdoor fitness organizations, outdoor recreational sports, outdoor pools, outdoor parks and hiking trails, outdoor campsites, outdoor K-12 sports, outdoor sports, outdoor personal training, outdoor dance, outdoor motorsports): Low and moderate risk sports permitted for practice and training only (no tournaments). Outdoor guided activities, hunting, fishing, motorsports, parks, camping, hiking, biking, running, snow sports, permitted.
- Outdoor Entertainment Establishments (includes zoos, outdoor gardens, outdoor aquariums, outdoor theaters, outdoor stadiums, outdoor event spaces, outdoor arenas, outdoor concert venues, rodeos): Ticketed events only: Groups of 10, limit 2 households, timed ticketing required.
Please contact our Environmental Health Office at 425.339.5250 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Thank you for all you are doing to keep Snohomish County healthy.
-Snohomish Health District Food Program