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Weekly Update — Third-party delivery fee cap; Unemployment insurance; new tenting guidance

Governor proclamation: Third-party delivery capped at 15 percent Gov. Jay Inslee on Nov. 19 announced a new cap on fees charged to restaurants by third-party delivery platforms, such as Uber

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Weekly Update — Seattle Small Business Stabilization Fund applications open

Seattle Small Business Stabilization Fund grant applications now open The City of Seattle has announced the next wave of grant funding for the Small Business Stabilization Fund. Fueled by an

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Weekly Update — Spokane County hospitality relief fund

[WIN] Spokane County creates $10.8 million hospitality relief program Spokane County has approved federal CARES Act monies to establish a coronavirus relief grant program for hospitality businesses. Your local government

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Weekly Update — Seattle extends free street permits

Seattle extends street permits and offers free 90-day tent permits Seattle’s free sidewalk café and street closure permits will be extended through Oct. 2021, according to the Mayor’s office. Also,

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Weekly Update — Board of health adopts the new food code

Board of Health adopts the food code After more than two years of discussions, input and revisions from your Washington Hospitality Association Government Affairs team, the Washington Board of Health

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Weekly Update — 2021 minimum wage increases

2021 minimum wage rate increases The statewide minimum wage increases to $13.69 per hour beginning Jan.1, 2021, according to the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Workers who are

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Weekly Updates — New events guidance allows new opportunities

New guidance allows business events to resume This week the Governor issued new guidance that allows business meetings, training and testing (or a substantially similar activity) to take place in

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Weekly Update — We have resources for your mental health

This year has been hard on our industry: We have resources for your mental health There is no shame in getting help for depression, anxiety or suicidal feelings. There is

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Weekly Update — Are you able to stay open during wildfire season? Our toolkit can help.

Wildfire season is here. Should you keep your outdoor seating open? Over the weekend, many wildfires throughout the state not only burned homes and thousands of acres of land but

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Weekly Update — Restaurant Revival national campaign launches; Customize your own free mask compliance poster

Restaurant Revival national campaign launches The National Restaurant Association has launched a national broadcast and digital campaign to invite diners back to restaurants. The goal is to drive dine-in traffic

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Weekly Update — Cocktails to-go OK after 10 p.m.; feedback requested for new Food Code; bowling centers can reopen

[New FAQ] Cocktails to-go OK after 10 p.m., gatherings and more Recently the Governor’s Office created a FAQ document clarifying some hospitality operations in Phases 2 & 3. Click here

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Weekly Update — New mask guidance from L&I, hotel 2021 per diem rates, Rick Braa financial strategies webinar

New L&I guidance on employee mask alternatives Do you have employees who are medically exempt from wearing a mask? L&I has new guidance on how to accommodate these employees in

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Weekly Update — New reopening checklist flyers for quick service, must-watch webinars

[QSR flyer] Ready to Serve checklist now available Our team has updated the Ready to Serve checklist just for our quick service members. Click the link, hit print and hang

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Weekly Update — Updated restaurant reopening guide, additional PPP guidance

Fully updated: Washington restaurant reopening guide Our team has been hard at work to incorporate the recent state restrictions into our restaurant reopening guide. Check out our expanded guide, which

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Weekly Update — 10 p.m. last call liquor clarity; mask enforcement answers

[Webinar Replay] Join Rick Braa and get answers to 10 p.m. last call liquor questions, lease challenges and more Watch it here! [Flow chart] What to do if you think