King County has a new Reopening Toolkit for small businesses available on their Safe Start website. As businesses reopen, we have seen lots of confusion and questions around regulations and guidelines. This toolkit is aligned with Governor Inslee’s Safe Start requirements and provides small businesses with the information and materials they need to reopen and operate safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ready-to-print toolkit includes a customizable COVID-19 Safe Work Plan template for any small business to use in developing a Safe Work Plan for reopening and operating in a way that protects the health and safety of employees and customers.
Businesses can download the template, customize it with information about their occupancy, personal protective equipment, etc., and add it to their Standard Operating Procedures. It includes general categories and practices that are recommended or required by Washington State.
The Reopening Toolkit also includes an Owner’s Guide with information that business owners need to know about current rules, rights, and regulations. Additional materials include a health screening tool to screen employees before work and ready-to-print posters for educating workers and customers.
A Spanish version of the toolkit is also available.
King County’s Safe Start website shares the latest guidance that businesses/workplaces, community and faith-based organizations and schools, and residents in King County need to know right now in Phase 2.