Inslee releases additional Safe Start Phase 1 guidance


Provides guidance for curbside retail, E-Commerce, pet walking and landscaping

Gov. Jay Inslee released additional guidance today for businesses and services under Safe Start Phase 1, including the ability for retail outlets to provide curbside service, pet walking and landscaping.

“Two weeks ago, we opened up construction. Last week, we opened up more outdoor recreation and provided more guidance on non-urgent surgeries. This week, we have released safety and health requirements to allow for more activities — drive-in religious services, auto & vessel sales, and car washes, as well as essential workforce development programs — and we have more coming out today, including curbside retail sales and landscaping, which will help see Phase 1 implemented in full,” Inslee said.

Safe Start sets a careful approach for emerging from the pandemic. It allows for modifications of business closures and physical distancing measures while minimizing the health impacts of COVID-19.

The specific guidance can be found below:

Also at his press conference, the governor discussed the counties that have been granted variances from the state Department of Health. Secretary John Wiesman today approved variance for five counties: Pend Oreille, Lincoln, Ferry, Garfield and Columbia.

Click below to learn more about Safe Start Washington.



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