Governor Inslee Statement on Temporary Shutdown of Restaurants, Bars, and Entertainment and Recreational Facilities

Governor Inslee issued an emergency declaration announcing the temporary closing of restaurants, bars, entertainment and recreational facilities. This announcement coincided with a similar statement from King County Executive Dow Constantine.

You can read the Governor’s official statement here.

The Seattle Times article here provides more detail including the closure notice will extend until March 31st.

There are allowances for wineries to provide take-out and delivery sales. We are in direct communication with the Governor’s office, the Department of Commerce and the Liquor and Cannabis Board so that we can provide that assurance and clarity for all wineries.

We will continue to communicate information from the Governor’s office, our state regulators, community resources, and information about help for small businesses and employees.

As we continue sending emails updating you as the situation evolves, we strongly encourage our wine associations, schools, and others to send these notices broadly to reach the largest amount of the WA wine industry as possible.

Resources for Businesses and Employees:

Financial Resources for WA Residents Impacted by COVID-19

COVID-19 Resource List for WA Businesses and Workers

Employment Security Department Emergency Employment Resources

Unemployment Benefits

Department of Commerce COVID-19 Info & Updates

Small Business Administration Disaster Relief Loans

Association of Washington Businesses COVID-19 Employer Resources

Additional Unemployment Security Department Resources: