All counties in Washington State have now been allowed to move into Phase 2 of the official Healthy Recovery plan as of this week. Now we have finally taken the next step back towards normality, the state-wide focus is on building on this latest progression, staying in Phase 2, and not slipping backwards.
Face coverings and social distance requirements remain very much in effect to help combat the multiple strains of COVID that are still out there as we await increases in the availability of vaccines for all Islanders.
Here are the main points of Phase 2 as they affect our local businesses and organizations:
Retail stores – Maximum 25% capacity, encourage curbside pick-up
Eating & Drinking Establishments – Indoor dining at 25%, max 6 per table, limit 2 households per table. Alcohol served until 11 PM, outdoor dining available.
Indoor Recreation & Fitness Establishments – Maximum 25% capacity. Low and moderate risk sports competitions permitted (no tournaments). High risk sports permitted for practice and training.
Outdoor Recreation & Fitness Establishments – Low, moderate and high risk sports permitted (no touraments), maximum 200 spectators
Indoor Entertainment Establishments – Maximum 25% capacity or 200 people, whichever is less. If food and drinks are served, eating and drinking requirements apply.
Outdoor Entertainment Establishments – Groups of 15, limit 2 households per group, maximum 200 including spectators for events.
Worship Services – indoor maximum of 25% capacity.
Weddings and Funerals – Ceremonies and receptions permitted and must follow the appropriate venue requirements. If food and drinks are served, eating and drinking requirements apply. Dancing is prohibited.
For more details on Phase 2 of the Governor’s Healthy Washington plan, and to be updated on the ongoing development of the plans for Phase 3 (the details of which have not yet been released), bookmark and check the official Healthy Washington Roadmap To Recovery overview.