Weekly Update — New reopening checklist flyers for quick service, must-watch webinars

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[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 it in your restaurant window to tell your customers about the many ways you’re keeping them safe.

Click here

Lodging members: Fitness center clarification includes staffing requirement

The Governor’s Office issued a FAQ document Monday addressing fitness center guidance in Phases 2 and 3 of Washington’s Safe Start Plan. In addition to maintaining 300 square feet of distance between guests, hotels must also staff the center full time. Click here to learn more.

[Action alert] Tell Congress to support small hotels

The American Hotel & Lodging Association said it supports the Helping Open Properties Endeavor (HOPE) Act to give struggling small business hotels an opportunity to keep their doors open and avoid foreclosure. Please urge Congress to cosponsor and quickly pass this legislation to keep hotels open for business. Click here.

Pierce County members: Apply today for coronavirus relief

The Pierce County Council recently doubled the total amount of money available through a previously established COVID-19 Adaptation Grant Program, bringing the total for assistance to $10 million. The funding is available to local businesses struggling from impacts of coronavirus and includes a new commercial rent and mortgage grant. Apply here.

King County publishes testing sites, translations and resources

Testing for coronavirus is key to ensure ill employees isolate themselves and stop the spread of the virus. To promote testing and make it accessible, King County has translated and published a list of coronavirus testing sites—regardless of immigration or insurance status. To find out more, click here.

Pierce County public health town hall

Dr. Anthony Chen, director of health for Tacoma – Pierce County, will be providing an update on the virus and discussing compliance within the county at our next town hall. This town hall will begin at 10 a.m. and is expected to last one hour.

There will be opportunities to ask Dr. Chen your questions.


[Upcoming] Top financial strategies to survive in times of crisis, with Rick Braa

Join Rick Braa of AMP Services as he shares valuable insights on top financial strategies to help you survive in times of crisis. This webinar will be held Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. Send your questions to lexn@wahospitality.org.

Click here to register.

[Replay] Insights on negotiating rents and leases with Rick Braa and Sandip Soli

Restaurant consultant Rick Braa with AMP Services and property law attorney Sandip Soli discuss the latest restrictions on hospitality businesses, including negotiating rents and leases during the pandemic. To watch the webinar, click here.

[Replay] Current Employment Law FAQ

In case you missed it, we invited Catharine Morisset, attorney-at-law with Fisher & Phillips, to participate in this webinar that focuses on answering your frequently asked questions on current employment law for hospitality employers.

  • After coronavirus illness, when can an employee return to work?
  • Common paid leave pitfalls?
  • What is your obligation to inform the health department if an employee gets sick?
  • What to do if you’re concerned about employees traveling to coronavirus hot spots?

Watch here.


Categories: Coronavirus, News Room