Business sectors listed in Phase 3 may reopen only AFTER the state publishes its guidelines for the specific sector and an individual business can implement those guidelines.
Guidelines can be accessed at: https://www.governor.wa.gov/issues/issues/covid-19-resources/covid-19-reopening-guidance-businesses-and-workers
|High-Risk Populations*||Strongly encouraged, but not required, to stay home unless engaging in Phase 1, 2, or 3 permissible activities.|
-Outdoor group rec.sports activities (50 or fewer people)
-Recreational facilities at <25% capacity (gyms, public pools, etc.)
|Gatherings (non religious)||Allow gatherings with no more than 10 people|
|Travel||Resume non-essential travel|
-Restaurants/taverns <50% capacity/table size no larger than 5
-Movie theaters at <25% capacity
-Customer-facing government services (telework strongly encouraged)
-All other business activities not yet listed except for nightclubs and events with greater than 10 people
Safe Start Violations - Businesses and restaurants not following phased openings, not requiring face masks of customers and employees and large groups.
Workplace Violations - Employees can report employers not providing masks, not requiring employees or customers to wear masks.
Secretary of Health John Wiesman issued a statewide order requiring the use of cloth face coverings in public places. As of June 26, a face covering must be worn in any indoor public space, or in an outside public space when unable to physically distance from others.
As of July 7, 2020 businesses cannot serve customers or clients unless they wear face coverings. Click here for an overview of COVID-19 statewide face covering requirements.
Visit the Washington State Department of Health(DOH) Cloth Face Coverings Webpage for additional requirements that apply to employers and employees, resources and guidance for the general public and frequently asked questions related to masks and face coverings.
* High-risk populations are currently defined by CDC as: persons 65 years of age and older; people with underlying medical conditions (particularly not well controlled) including people with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma, people who have serious heart conditions, people who are immunocompromised, people with severe obesity, people with diabetes, people with chronic kidney disease and undergoing dialysis, and people with liver disease; people who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility.
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Our Mission: Northeast Tri County Health District works with other entities to assess, protect, preserve and promote the health of the tri-county area and establishes local policy relating to populations based services in Ferry, Pend Oreille and Stevens Counties.
We are now open to the public for in-person transactions, with the exception of WIC services, which will continue to be provided remotely, by phone.
To ensure the health, safety and well-being of our clients and staff we ask that you adhere to the precautions we have implemented to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 while conducting business in our offices.
Northeast Tri County Health District remains in active COVID-19 response. Please be patient as you may experience longer than normal wait times when conducting transactions.
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