Spokane County is Currently in Phase 2
Spokane County is currently in Phase 2 of Washington state’s Safe Start Recovery Plan. In each phase, new industries are allowed to open under strict guidance from the state, to protect employees and the public from the spread of COVID-19. The following table summarizes each phase and what is allowed to reopen.
To learn more about Spokane county's readiness to progress to the next phase, please visit the state's COVID-19 Risk Assessment Dashboard and filter for Spokane County.
Before approved businesses are allowed to reopen, they must ensure that they meet all the required guidelines for reopening. A comprehensive list of guidelines for various industries can be found on Governor Inslee’s COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Businesses and Workers page. In addition:
- Food establishments, including restaurants and bars, can find details on implementing the guidance on Spokane Regional Health District’s COVID-19 Food Safety page.
- All businesses are required to post signs, by Local Health Officer Directive, encouraging patrons’ use of cloth face coverings.
- Businesses located in buildings that have been mostly vacant for several weeks should consider flushing the building's water lines (plumbing) to move out old, stagnant water.