Submitted by Washington Governor Jay Inslee
Gov. Jay Inslee issued guidance for construction, golf and photography in Phase 2.
Through the Washington “Safe Start” plan, more businesses and activities will re-open in phases, with adequate safety and health standards in place. Each phase will be at least three weeks.
Additionally, counties with a population of less than 75,000 that have not had a new case of COVID-19 in the past three weeks can apply for a variance to move to Phase 2 of “Safe Start” before other parts of the state. County variance applications will be approved or denied by the secretary of the Department of Health. Nine counties have received the variance.
For counties granted variance to move to Phase 2, all construction, including new work, is allowed, effective May 15.
Inslee also released guidance today regarding professional photography services which may resume, effective May 15, for counties approved to move to Phase 2.
Today’s guidelines on golf updates the original guidance for golf requirements in Phase 1. For counties granted variance to move to Phase 2, additional golf activities may resume effective May 15.
- Memo: Golf Phase 1 Clarifications and Phase 2 Requirements
- Phase 1 Golf Restart Clarifications to COVID-19 Requirements and Recommendations
- Phase 2 Golf Restart COVID-19 Requirements and Recommendations
Earlier today, Inslee also released a statement and guidance on voluntary contact information as part of phased reopening.