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Weekly Update — [Breaking news] 2 regions move to Phase 2 with governor’s changes to reopening plan

2 regions move to Phase 2 with governor’s changes to reopening plan After significant mounting pressure from the public and the legislature, today Gov. Jay Inslee announced changes to his

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What to consider when moving to counter or quick service

OLYMPIA — This article was written in early 2020, and has lived on our members-only information hub.  As we ease cautiously into 2021, we have decided to make this article

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 1/26/21

Updated guidelines for open-air seating from the Governor’s office; A win regarding local lodging taxes; Updated Labor Posters are here!

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Poll shows 75% of the public supports reopening restaurants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2021 Contact: Niki Reading niki@readingcomms.com 541-980-1498 Poll shows 75% of the public supports reopening restaurants New national data shows 50 percent indoor capacity is safest

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Weekly Update — Reopening bill is our top priority; Lodging tax no longer proposed for city/counties

Reopening bill is our top priority Senate Bill 5114 and House Bill 1321 would immediately move the entire state to Phase 2, allowing businesses to resume at 25% capacity, and

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Updates to WA Food Code January 2021

The Washington State Department of Health is releasing helpful resources to prepare for the new Food Code updates. The Washington State Board of Health in October 2020 updated the Food

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Weekly Update — [Updated rules] WA restaurants, hotel gyms, bowling + Association seeks unemployment insurance relief

Association seeks unemployment insurance relief  The Washington Hospitality Association’s State Government Affairs Team is working on a proposal to lower unemployment insurance rates before the first payment is due at the

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Need your voice: Support immediate Phase 2 reopening bill

This is your opportunity to sign in to support and provide written or verbal testimony on an exciting bill that would reopen indoor dining. About the bill Senate Bill 5114

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Association seeks unemployment insurance relief

The Washington Hospitality Association’s State Government Affairs Team is working on a proposal that could lower unemployment insurance rates before the first payment is due at the end of April

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 1/13/21

Check out the latest updates from teh Washington Hospitality Association. https://wahospitality.org/

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2021 overtime threshold in effect Jan. 1

Along with the announcements of minimum wage that took effect on Jan. 1, the Department of Labor & Industries announced its overtime threshold for 2021. This applies to employees that

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Weekly Update — They’re here! PPP application guidelines released

Second draw & reactivation of PPP loans: Application guidelines The Small Business Administration (SBA) released guidance for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the second draw of PPP loans in

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Register for Hill Climb 2021

Join us on Jan. 25 for our annual Hill Climb. Your government affairs team will discuss our legislative priorities and give you the tools you need to successfully engage with elected officials.