Food Protection Program
Promoting healthy people and healthy communities through education and regulation of food service establishments.
King County is in Phase 2 of the state's Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery plan
Effective Feb. 1, 2021
Update 1/28: Governor Inslee announced King County and the Puget Sound Region will move to Phase 2 of the state's Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery plan on Monday, Feb. 1. based on new criteria that requires regions meet three of the state’s four metrics. Read the Governor's announcement.
Phase 2 allows for additional indoor activities, including indoor dining at 25 percent capacity. As we face new more contagious COVID-19 variants, we must stay as vigilant as ever to keep businesses open and COVID activity trending down. In addition to wearing well-fitted masks and social distancing, Public Health—Seattle & King County encourages food establishments operating indoors to maximize fresh air, ventilation and air flow, in addition to outdoor dining and take-out.
- Healthy Washington requirements for restaurants and taverns.
NEW! We are now accepting Permanent and Mobile Food Establishment Plan Review applications through Environmental Health's online services portal. Learn more: