Work together to stay healthy during every phase.
- Maintain physical distance of six feet from others when required.
- Wear a face covering when in public spaces.
- Practice good hygiene.
- Stay home when you’re sick.
What Phase 2 means for you
People at higher-risk of poor health outcomes from COVID-19, such as those over 65, people with compromised immune systems, and those with underlying conditions should continue to stay home and stay healthy. Everyone’s health is different. You should talk with your health care provider if you have questions about your health.
Gov. Inslee eased restrictions on many activities for everyone else:
- Enjoy outdoor recreation like camping biking, running, or trips to the beach if you maintain six feet of physical distance from people outside of your household.
- Choose five friends or non-household members you would also like to see regularly. When you play, eat out, visit, or otherwise socialize, try to limit your close contacts to this group. You can reduce the risk of infection while enjoying more Phase 2 freedom.
- Up to 100 people can meet outside for faith-based gatherings. That number doesn’t include staff.
- Limit indoor services to 200 people or 25% capacity, whichever is less.
- Spiritual gatherings
- Travel for essential businesses and services and non-essential travel for all recreation, business and employment needs, and social and spiritual gatherings allowed in Phase 2.
- All manufacturing.
- All construction.
- In-home/domestic services.
- Nannies, housecleaning, etc.
- In-store purchases allowed with restrictions.
- Real estate.
- Professional services/office-based businesses.
- Telework strongly encouraged.
- Guidance on reopening your business safely.
- Hair and nail salons/barbers.
- Pet grooming.
- Restaurants and taverns.
- Must be less than 50% capacity.
- Table sizes no larger than 5.
- No bar-area seating.
- Guidance for food establishments.
- Drive-in theaters
Can children play on playground equipment or sports courts?Groups of 5 or fewer children can use playground equipment. Please keep children from different households 6 feet apart, and make sure children wash their hands or use hand sanitizer after using playground equipment. Sports courts such as outdoor tennis can resume additional operations in phase 2 with some limitations. Check with your local parks department to see their plan for reopening.
How can I prepare to reopen my business?Read through your industry specific guidance to see what recommendations you should follow. You may need to obtain PPE, develop safety plans, appoint a safety supervisor or provide trainings before you can reopen.
Is safe distancing still important at playgrounds?
Continue to practice safe distancing for you and your children. Encourage them to play but to stay 6 feet away from other people. And try to avoid standing in groups.
My business isn’t listed on the phased approach chart, and I don’t see any guidance. Where can I find more information?
Once Pierce County moves to the next phase, do I need approval from the health department to reopen my business?No. You may reopen your business if your business is within the approved phase and the Governor’s Office has released industry specific guidance.
What parks are open?
When can my business open?Review the Safe Start Washington Phased Reopening County-By-County Plan and find out which phase applies to your business. You must wait until Pierce County enters that phase before your business can open.
Where can I find my industry specific guidance?Visit the Governor’s website to find the complete list of guidance documents.