Coronavirus (Covid 19) Response: Business Safety

The local Kittitas County Health Order directs all businesses to prepare safety protocols for the protection of employees and the public they serve as follows:

Kittitas County Health Order

All Kittitas County businesses, regardless of essential or nonessential designation, must prepare safety protocols for the protection of employees and the public they serve. These plans should take into consideration physical distancing requirements, limiting customer capacity, altering business practices to include delivery or pickup, cleaning and disinfection.

Safety Protocol and Plan Requirements

Every business must have a safety protocol and plan in place. However, the safety protocol and plan does not need to be reviewed or approved by the Health Officer. Businesses are encouraged to check with their state and national industry experts or governing body for industry specific COVID-19 requirements.

Business Resources

The following resources have been developed to support businesses with development of their safety protocols and plan:

1. Washington State COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Business and Workers – Instructions for Businesses by Phase of Reopening

Washington’s Safe Start plan outlines a phased in approach to business re-opening that includes adequate social distancing measures and health standards. Click on the following link to access business sector related guidelines from the State of Washington.

Note: Businesses may also need to meet additional requirements developed specifically for their industry.

Reopening Guidance from the Office of Governor Inslee

2. Safety Plan Worksheet Template (not a required format)

Phase 3 Safe Start Plan Template

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