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Poll shows 75% of the public supports reopening restaurants

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

Food Safety News Room Washington State

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

Coronavirus News Room Washington State

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

Coronavirus Government Affairs News Room Washington State

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

Coronavirus Full Service National News Room

Congress unveils $900 billion relief bill

[Updated Dec. 22, 2020] On Dec. 21, Congress unveiled a $900 billion relief bill to provide short-term economic relief to the country in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. The

Food Safety News Room Washington State

Single-use bag ban delayed until Jan. 30, 2021

On Dec. 18, Gov. Jay Inslee delayed the implementation of the single-use bag ban until Jan. 30, 2021. The ban had been set to take effect Jan. 1, 2021. This

Food Safety News Room Washington State

Food Code updates: Your feedback needed

In the last several years, the association’s Government Affairs Team has been participating on your behalf in the Food Code revision process. We know we’ve asked for your comments before,

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Share on social to reopen our industry

Bringing this virus down is key to us getting our businesses open. Masks are a great tool to beat the virus. The Washington Hospitality Association and other business groups have

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From the CEO: Never lose faith

By President and CEO, Anthony Anton We are not standing here today facing additional restrictions because of a lack of hard work. We’ve got tremendous compliance from many hospitality businesses

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Weekly update – Buffets and salad bars now OK in Phase 2; Help decide state legislative candidate endorsements; PPP funds still available

New Guidance: Buffets and salad bars now allowed; bar seating and live music is not Gov. Jay Inslee’s office on July 7 issued new clarifying guidance for restaurants and taverns,

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From the CEO: Industry’s future is in your hands

By Anthony Anton, president and CEO Our board of directors and a significant number of members from all sectors of our industry have asked me to stress the importance to

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CEO says, “We’re up next” – What you should do today

By Anthony Anton, president and CEO With Gov. Jay Inslee’s announcement this afternoon, we now have a clearer sense of the sequence by which the state will reopen. The good

Coronavirus Full Service Government Affairs News Room

Association works tirelessly amid mandated business closures

By Anthony Anton, president and CEO Our team at the Washington Hospitality Association has worked around the clock throughout the weekend on behalf of our members. Today we face our

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Hospitality CEO: Now is the time to act

Dear Washington hospitality members, Every day keeps bringing new information and developments regarding the coronavirus. Because of the work-from-home edicts of corporations and the drop in tourism, our industry of

Food Safety Full Service National News Room

Coronavirus and hospitality: Information and tools

In January 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first U.S. case of the coronavirus had been discovered in Washington state. The situation is rapidly evolving. Below