Current COVID-19 guidance
For businesses and workplaces in King County
Businesses and workplaces have an important role to play in helping slow the of COVID-19. Below are resources and current guidance to help keep your workers and customers safe.
Please note that while many industry sectors such as restaurants, bars, gyms, retails stores and other businesses have returned to normal capacity and operations, individual businesses may choose to maintain restrictions as they deem appropriate for the health and safety of their workers and customers.
Employers should follow Washington State Labor & Industries (L&I) requirements for COVID-19 in the workplace:
- Organizations and businesses with less than 50 community members or employees no longer need to report COVID-19 cases.
- Organizations with 50 or more community members or employees should continue to report outbreaks to L&I within 24 hours if they suspect COVID-19 is spreading in their workplace or if there are two or more confirmed or suspected cases among community members or employees in a 14-day period.
Although Washington State’s public health emergency proclamations for COVID-19 ended October 31, 2022, COVID‑19 is still a recognized workplace hazard that employers must address. See L&I Requirements and Guidance for Preventing COVID‑19 and reporting cases.
Washington State COVID-19 Resources
- Proclamation 20-25.19
- L&I Workplace Safety and Health Guidance
- Guidance and resources for businesses and employers
- Sample COVID-19 Plan for Small Employers
Washington State Department of Health guidance
- Guidance for Non-Health Care Businesses and Organizations
- Safe Cleaning and Disinfection Guidance for Public Spaces
Where to get more information from King County
Language assistance is available.
King County COVID‑19 Call Center
Contact the King County COVID-19 Call Center at 206‑477‑3977. Staff are available weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on holidays). Isolation and quarantine requests can be made during that time.
If you need language interpretation or online help, contact the call center and say your preferred language when connected. If you have a disability and need accommodation, contact the call center or email email@example.com.
Non-medical questions about COVID-19, including compliance and business-related issues?
Contact King County COVID-19 Business and Community Information by submitting a written inquiry or report online.
General questions about COVID-19 in Washington State
Contact the Washington State COVID-19 Information Hotline at 1‑800‑525‑0127.
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