Update: Outdoor recreation in Phases 1 and 2

By Office of the Governor | Press Release

  • Staffed outdoor tennis facilities public and private
  • Guided ATV, paddle sports, and horseback riding
  • Guided fishing
  • Go-cart tracks, ORV/motocross facilities, and participant-only motorsports
  • Gondolas
  • Zoos
  • All other activities substantially similar in operation

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued guidance further clarifying outdoor recreation requirements in Phase 1 and Phase 2.

All staffed outdoor tennis facilities (public and private), guided ATV, paddle sports, horseback riding, guided fishing, go-cart tracks, ORV/motocross facilities, participant-only motorsports and substantially similar activities operating during Phase 1 and 2 must adopt a written procedure for employee safety and customer interaction that is at least as strict as this procedure and complies with the safety and health requirements below, including recreation-specific guidance.

  • Employers must specifically ensure operations follow the main L&I COVID-19 requirements
  • A site-specific COVID-19 Supervisor shall be designated by the employer at each job site to monitor the health of employees and enforce the COVID-19 job site safety plan
  • Employees who choose to remove themselves from a worksite because they do not believe it is safe to work due to the risk of COVID-19 exposure may have access to certain leave or unemployment benefits.
  • All issues regarding worker safety and health are subject to enforcement action under L&I’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH)

Guidance documents

Phase 2 variance eligibility

Through the Washington “Safe Start” plan, more businesses and activities will re-open in phases, with adequate safety and health standards in place. Each phase will be at least three weeks.

Additionally, counties with less than 10 new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 residents over a 14-day span can apply for a variance to move to Phase 2 of “Safe Start” before other parts of the state. County variance applications will be approved or denied by the secretary of the Department of Health. Twenty-one counties have received the variance. 

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