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Inslee issues guidance for domestic services, recreational activities

June 9, 2020


Gov. Jay Inslee today issued new guidance for domestic services in Phase 2. Inslee also issued expanded and updated guidance for certain recreational activities. 

Domestic Services:

The guidance acknowledges that domestic workers, including nannies, house cleaners, cooks and household managers are less able to access sick leave or unemployment benefits. Employers are encouraged to be aware of the limitations their workers may have in accessing worker protections. 

Guidance documents: 

Recreational Activities: 

Today's recreational guidance expands options for counties in Phase 1.5, and updates the guidance available for other types of outdoor recreation.

Guidance documents: 

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.

Counties can apply to move to the next phase of “Safe Start.” County applications will be approved or denied by the secretary of the Department of Health. Currently, five counties are in Phase 1, one county is in Phase 1.5, 25 counties are in Phase 2, and eight counties are in Phase 3. 

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