Fully updated: Washington restaurant reopening guide

Our team has been hard at work to incorporate the recent state restrictions into our restaurant reopening guide. Check out our expanded guide, which includes more flyers and posters to communicate these updates to your guests. Make sure you’re in compliance here.

Lodging members: New updates for Phase 2 & 3 fitness centers

On Monday the Governor’s Office released updates for fitness centers. The updates include increasing the distancing requirement while exercising indoors from six feet to 300 square feet per person and more. Click here to see the additional changes.

Additional PPP loan guidance released

The American Hotel & Lodging Association said the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of the Treasury on Monday released additional Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness updates. Click here to see how the loan forgiveness process, owner compensation, required documentation, cost eligibility and forgiveness amount calculations have changed.

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Share on social to reopen our industry

Bringing this virus down is key to us getting our businesses open, and masks are a great tool to achieve this. The Washington Hospitality Association and other business groups have created the Stay Safe, Stay Open campaign urging the public to wear face masks to save lives and protect jobs. Click here to participate today.

Register for meetings in your area

The Washington Hospitality Association is hosting a series of virtual town halls, bringing together hospitality members and local lawmakers to speak to the issues impacting our state and industry. Association President and CEO Anthony Anton will present a state of the industry speech and we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with the latest changes from state government as well as providing opportunity to let your questions be heard by your local elected officials. These events are scheduled to be one hour long and will all begin at 10 a.m.

Snohomish County (Aug. 13) Click here to register

Pierce County (Aug. 20) Click here to register


[Ask a lawyer] Current employment law FAQ with Catharine Morisset

Join Catharine Morisset, attorney-at-law with Fisher & Phillips, for this webinar that focuses on answering your frequently asked questions on the current employment law for hospitality employers. Join us at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12.

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[Replay] CEO Podcast: Let’s talk about the new restrictions

In case you missed it, Association President and CEO Anthony Anton had his monthly chat with members – and talked about the latest legal challenges, state of the industry and virus spread. View it here.