Weekly Update: [Breaking News] WA restaurant employees eligible for vaccines March 31

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Foodservice employees moved up on priority list

All Washington state restaurant employees and foodservice workers will be eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine, effective March 31. Click here to see the complete list of who will be eligible.

[New!] Reopening guides by sector

We heard you wanted a specialized reopening toolkit just for your business – bowling alleys, card rooms, casinos or lodging best practices in these pandemic times. Check out the new coronavirus operating guides tailored to your business.

[Updated] 2021 Self-Inspection Checklist for Reopening Restaurants

For your restaurant, we have put together this checklist to ensure you are keeping your best practices top of mind and you are ready to reopen safely and successfully. Read more here.

Lodging: Updated fitness center rules

The Governor’s Office continues to make updates to its rules for fitness centers. Are you in the know? Read more here.

[Update] Shuttered Venue Operators Grants 

The much-anticipated Shuttered Venue Operators Grants remain on an uncertain timeline. While the U.S. Small Business Administration has not set an exact date, it said it expects to begin accepting applications in early April. Are you eligible? Read more here.

[Webinar] Employment Security Department Q&A

Do you have questions about unemployment insurance? Now is your opportunity to ask representatives of the Employment Security Department. Bring them to this webinar at 10 a.m. March 23 and find out about the SharedWork program, voluntary contributions, relief of benefits, when employees decline hours and more. Send your questions in advance to podcast@wahospitality.org. Register here.

[Webinar] The Hospitality Profit: Restaurant Revitalization Fund Q&A

Restaurant expert Rick Braa will answer your questions about the Restaurant Revitalization Fund at 10 a.m. March 24. The $28.6 billion fund, part of the American Rescue Plan Act, will provide grants to restaurants struggling during this ongoing crisis. You can register here and send your questions in advance to podcast@wahospitality.org. Brought to you by IBA.

[Webinar] New beginnings: Reopen with a new menu

Get ready for reopening at  50% capacity with a re-evaluation of your menu designed to boost sales and cut costs. Join Olga Sagan of Piroshky Piroshky, Andy Cook of Harbor Foodservice and hospitality consultant Arnold Shain in this roundtable discussion about streamlining your menu. We’ll meet on our members’ only Facebook page at 10 a.m., March 31.

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