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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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Wildfire season is here: do you know when you should close your patio?

It’s become almost a yearly event. Smoke from nearby wildfires hangs over the area, creating hazardous conditions for anyone working or enjoying the outdoors. Cities across the state often wake

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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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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 9/1/20

Clarification on serving alcohol; Frequent travelers are a top priority according to an AHLA survey; Save the date for Pierce Town Hall on Thursday, September 17 at 10am.

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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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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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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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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 8/19/20

New guidelines for fitness centers released by Governor’s Office; “Safe Start for Taverns and Restaurants” spot checks in Seattle and King County; Register for the upcoming Pierce County Virtual Town Hall.

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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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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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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 8/5/20

More on the new restrictions impacting hospitality; statewide mask order information.

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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