Food Service Ban
Governor Inslee announced a ban on dining and other social gatherings March 16, 2020. Food Establishments may provide take-out or delivery services but all on-site consumption of food or beverages, both indoor and outdoor, are banned. If you are interested in offering take-out or delivery services there are
measures you must take
to reduce the spread of disease among employees and customers, including:
1) Develop a social distancing plan that:
- provides plans for customers to maintain a distance of at least 6-feet from one another while placing orders or waiting for food, and
- modifies business operations to provide a distance of at least 6-feet between employees working to prepare food or otherwise operate the business, and
- provides guidance for how to maintain separation in the hand off of food and payment.
2) The person in charge, or other designated employee, must enforce the social distancing requirement among staff and customers.
3) Frequently clean and disinfect surfaces – especially frequently touched surfaces. Standard concentrations or chlorine or quaternary ammonia are believed to be sufficient.
4) Wash hands often with soap and water
5) Cough and sneeze into the elbow or into a tissue; immediately throw tissue away; wash hands.
You are not required to have your social distancing plan reviewed but you are responsible for having a plan in place, enforcing your plan, and communicating your plan to Food Safety staff when requested.