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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.

NEW! We are now accepting Permanent and Mobile Food Establishment Plan Review applications through Environmental Health's online services portal. Learn more:

In Seattle and King County, there are about 11,000 "permitted" permanent food establishments, including restaurants, food and espresso carts, coffee shops, delis and the fresh food sections of grocery stores. Each of these establishments has owners, managers and employees who have passed a test on handling food safely and received a food worker card. In addition, Health and Environmental Investigators inspect establishments several times each year and, if requested, offer an educational session for staff.

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401 - 5th Ave., Suite 1100
Seattle, WA 98104

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