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[Toolkit] Financial relief

Relief programs in 2022 – info and updates  This is a brief list of programs created to help businesses and employees impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. This list is updated

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Weekly Update: Anthony Anton calls for community-based solutions to end the pandemic; state minimum wage for 2022

Anthony Anton calls for community-based solutions to end the pandemic Washington Hospitality Association President and CEO Anthony Anton held a press conference on Sept. 30 urging state and local policymakers

Operations & Cost Control Programs

Streamline the customer digital experience

The coronavirus is often described as the “Big Bang” for digital payments as its adoption accelerated exponentially – crossing all generational and business-type lines during the last year and a

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Washingtonians required to start masking up indoors Aug. 23

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced a statewide mandatory face covering order that takes effect Aug. 23. The mask mandate applies to everyone regardless of their vaccination status. In contrast to the

Coronavirus Government Affairs News Room Washington State

[WIN] $240M in business relief, tax relief signed into law

On Feb. 19, Gov. Jay Inslee put his signature on two bills that will significantly help the hospitality industry sustain in the coronavirus pandemic. Your State Government Affairs team has

Coronavirus News releases News Room Washington State

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

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

Coronavirus Full Service News Room

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

Coronavirus News Room

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

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Coronavirus updates for King County members

The presence of coronavirus in our community is significantly impacting regular routines and creating unique challenges for the hospitality industry. Our first priority is promoting public health, for staff and

Coronavirus Food Safety

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

Coronavirus Resources

Public Health — Seattle & King County Coronavirus Guidance for Restaurants

Public Health – Seattle & King County has announced new recommendations to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in addition to earlier guidance. Retail service may continue throughout King