Weekly Update — Board of health adopts the new food code

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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. 13. The state will not implement the new code until March 2022.

Read more here, including some of the changes, such as the new rule surrounding dogs in select indoor and outdoor dining areas, by clicking here.

[Health Dept.] New flow chart on coronavirus symptoms

The Washington state Department of Health has released a helpful flowchart that may provide some guidance on what to do if you, a family member or an employee is exposed to coronavirus. Click here.

SeaTac increases 2021 minimum wage to $16.57 an hour

SeaTac is increasing the mandatory annual adjustment to the city’s minimum wage for hospitality and transportation industry employees to $16.57 per hour, effective Jan. 1, 2021. For details, click here.

Pierce county dine-in restaurants: Apply by Oct. 23 for Restaurant Rally 

Pierce County is rallying to help dine-in restaurants stay open and retain jobs. Full-service Pierce county restaurants must apply by Oct. 23 to participate in the Restaurant Rally program. To apply, click here. For details on the program, click here.

[WIN] Snohomish County Board of Health rethinks fee increase 

Thanks to the grassroots efforts of our members and our Government Affairs team, the Snohomish County Board of Health has paused all fee increases for 2021. Read more about this win here.

How are you supported by your payment processor? 

The support for our payment processing program sets us apart. We have three layers: Your territory manager, the association’s program manager and US Bank’s local reps. There’s no handoff – all three layers are intertwined to escalate issues and resolve them as quickly as possible. Learn more about our program here.


ServSafe Manager Online is here to stay

Washington can’t have in-person ServSafe Manager classes, but your employees can still get certified online. Employees can take the course and exam with an online proctor, all from the safety of their own homes, at their own pace. Register here.


Industry Roundup

Panera becomes first national chain to label entrees as climate-friendly (NBC)

A&W finds the gale force of the pandemic to be a tailwind (Restaurant Business)

US tops list of hotel openings during pandemic (Travel Pulse)

Expedia sweetens agent affiliate program with new B2B rates (Travel Weekly)

Categories: Coronavirus, News Room