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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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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

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

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Weekly Update — Governor announces $100M plan for business support, unemployment insurance rate relief and more

Governor announces $100 million plan for business support, unemployment insurance rate relief Today Gov. Jay Inslee released his budget proposal for the coming biennium that urged legislators in January to

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Spokane-born actress gives to local restaurants to feed the homeless

Actress Sydney Sweeney, a Spokane native born and raised, is donating $12,000 to local restaurants so as to provide meals for the homeless during the holiday season. Twelve Spokane-area restaurants

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Weekly Update — Add your voice to the call for federal relief

[ACTION ALERT] Tell your state officials your shutdown story  During this crisis, you have probably wanted to tell your elected officials what it is like to try to keep your

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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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[WIN] 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 adopted its newest food code on Oct.

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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