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Restaurants Can Open Today Under Phase 1.5 Requirements: King County Phase 1.5 Application Approved

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has approved King County’s application to move to Phase 1.5 of the Governor’s new Stay Safe Washington plan. The approved plan allows for indoor dining at 25% capacity in addition to the previously announced outdoor dining at 50% capacity. The new requirements take effect immediately.

Restaurants will need to comply with all the other opening requirements, outlined for Phase 2. Learn more about these requirements in our Washington State Guide to Reopening Your Restaurant, which includes template written procedures and self-inspection checklists required by the state. Click here to download.

King County will be in Phase 1.5 for approximately two weeks at least before moving to Phase 2, at which point indoor dining at 50% occupancy would be allowed.

We believe restaurants are ready to serve and should be at Phase 2, but this is an important step forward. We understand that not all restaurants will be able to open dining, indoor or out, at these limited capacities. Your local government affairs team continues to advocate on your behalf for opening restaurants as soon as possible and for further relief efforts to support restaurants through these challenging times. To read more from King County, click here.

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