Weekly Update–Governor extends ‘no mask, no service’ statewide, rolls back Phase 3 bar seating and hits pause on phase advancement

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Gov. extends ‘no mask, no service’ statewide, rolls back Phase 3 bar seating and hits pause on phase advancement

As the number of cases of coronavirus rise across the state and the nation, Governor Jay Inslee has announced temporary revisions to the state’s Safe Start plan to curb the spread of the disease while keeping businesses open. While the restrictions carry temporary limits and modifications, they’ll allow bars and restaurants in Washington to remain open, unlike some other states. To read the details, click here.

How to encourage customers to mask up

In the wake of coronavirus cases continuing to rise nationally, the state of Washington now requires businesses to deny service to customers who refuse to mask up. How do you effectively help guests comply to keep everyone safe? Click here for some best practices

Keep each other safe — print out these mask safety posters for your front door

Feel free to download and print these new posters to help communicate to your customers the best ways to keep each other safe. Click here.

Help decide which state legislative candidates to endorse and support

On July 21, the Government Affairs Committee (GAC) will decide on which state legislative candidates to endorse and support and you’re invited to attend. Click the button below to register. Your input is critical to the endorsement process. If you have feedback about any of the state legislative candidates, email Julia Gorton. If you have any questions about the GAC Candidate Endorsement Meeting, contact Katie Doyle. Register here.

Register to listen to our first podcast

This is our very first podcast, featuring our very own President and CEO Anthony Anton, who will be discussing all the changes and challenges that have been facing our industry. Register for our broadcast, which will be on July 8th at 10 a.m.

Seattle hotel employee ordinances take effect

Four ordinances with protections for hotel employees have become law in Seattle. The protections range from panic buttons, square footage limits for cleaning guest rooms, required expenditures for health care coverage and job retention requirements. To read more, click here.

Register for our group purchasing webinar July 22

Register today for our upcoming webinar about group purchasing programs and how they can affect their bottom line. We’ll be joined by Joseph Schlesman and David Vargus of the Dining Alliance, a group purchasing organization with an emphasis on helping independent restaurants succeed. This webinar is scheduled for July 22 at 10 a.m. Register here.

Get your employees ServSafe Manager certified online

ServSafe Manager exams can now be taken online with an online proctor. We have an amazing deal for members to get the entire package, course, exam and proctor, for $134. This is a $45 savings and will only be available through July 31. Register here.

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