Washington State Resources & Updates

Phase 2 Safety and Health Requirements for Manufacturers

All Manufacturing facilities must adopt a written procedure that is at least as strict as the Phase 2 Safety and Health Requirements issued by Governor Inslee on May 12, 2020.

Previously authorized manufacturing operations must implement all requirements under Phase 2, Manufacturing Facility COVID-19 Requirements by May 27, 2020, or may operate under a separately approved plan by the Department of Labor and Industries - see memo from Governor Jay Inslee dated May 12, 2020

All remaining manufacturing businesses will open under Phase 2 — earliest expected date for Seattle area based on current data trends: June 1

Exceptions: Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Stevens, Wahkiakum, Whitman, and Skamania counties have been allowed to move to Phase 2.

Safe Start Washington - Phase Approached To Recovery

May 4 - Governor Jay Inslee, in collaboration with the Washington State Department of Health, has established a data-driven approach to reopen Washington and modify physical distancing measures while minimizing the health impacts of COVID-19. This approach reduces the risk of COVID-19 to Washington’s most vulnerable populations and preserves capacity in our health care system, while safely opening up businesses and resuming gatherings, travel, shopping, and recreation. The plan involves assessing COVID-19 activity in the state along with health care system readiness, testing capacity and availability, case and contact investigations, and ability to protect high-risk population. View entire approach here

Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers List:

March 24, 2020 - Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers List. The attached list identifies workers who conduct a range of operations and services that are essential to continued critical infrastructure viability, including staffing operations centers, maintaining and repairing critical infrastructure,  operating call centers,  working construction,  and performing management functions, among others. The industries they support represent but are not necessarily limited to, medical and healthcare, telecommunications, information technology systems, defense, food and agriculture, transportation and logistics, energy, water and wastewater, law enforcement, and public works. Source: FDA and The Office of the Governor

To clarify status, or request inclusion on the list, please fill out this form.

Reliable State/County Resources & Information:

Washington State Department of Health novel coronavirus call center: 1-800-525-0127 and press #

Office of the Governor

COVID-19 Response Page (updated regularly)

Governor Jay Inslee:  Call to Action for Washington Manufacturers (Press Conference, April 1st, 2020)

Washington Department of Health:

County/City Resources:

Association of Washington Business(AWB)

Employer Resources Webinars - Register for Future Webinars Here 

March 30, 2020 - AWB President Kris Johnson is joined by federal leaders and financial experts to discuss the recently passed $2 trillion CARES Act. Today’s guests include U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, Mary Burke Baker of K&L Gates, Jack Heath and Mark Perko with Washington Trust Bank, and Keith Smith and Chris Netram of the National Association of Manufacturers

March 10, 2020 - AWB's COVID-19 tele-conference with Gov. Jay Inslee and other top state leaders who offered up-to-date information to about 1,200 attendees.

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