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The City of Enumclaw team continues to closely monitor this situation. We will continue to update our website and social media pages with updates regarding impacts to the Enumclaw community as this rapid situation continues to evolve.
State of Washington approves King County request for limited Phase 1.5.King County to immediately allow limited openings of businesses, maintain public health vigilance.Here is an overview of what’s happening in key sectors across King County:Restaurants
Outdoor dining activities is allowed at 50 percent of capacity with all tables and chairs maintaining 6 feet of distance, though additional seating will be allowed provided it follows Public Health – Seattle & King County’s best practices.
Restaurants will also need to go through the normal process within their city - or King County if the establishment is located within unincorporated King County - to seek approval to expand outdoor seating.
Indoor dining services may operate at 25 percent of capacity, provided such tables and chairs are more than 6 feet away from each other.
All non-essential retail activities may operate but an establishment’s occupancy may not be not be higher than 15 percent of capacity.Businesses are directed to provide signage encouraging indoor visits to less than 30 minutes, with face-to-face interactions limited to 30 minutes.Essential retail activities may continue to operate according to the existing state regulations.
Personal services: Cosmetologists, Hairstylists, Barbers, Estheticians, Master Estheticians, Manicurists, Nail Salon Workers, Electrologists, Permanent Makeup Artists, Tattoo Artists, Cosmetology Schools and Esthetics Schools
All activities may operate but the number of clients served will be limited to no more than 25 percent of capacity or one person if it is a single bed/chair studio.
Professional services: Accountants, architects, attorneys, engineers, financial advisors, information technologists, insurance agents, tax preparers, and other office-based occupations that are typically serving a client base
All activities allowed but an establishment’s occupancy should not be higher than 25 percent of capacity.Businesses are directed to provide signage encouraging indoor visits to be less than 30 minutes, with face to face interactions limited to 30 minutes.
ConstructionAll construction, including those activities for which social distancing may not be maintained and the start of new construction projects, is authorized to resume.
Resources for small businesses
The Small Business Administration has issued some guidance for businesses and employers to plan and respond to the coronavirus. Click here for access to information on SBA products and resources. The SBA also recently announced low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Washington state small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus. Other resources include guidance from the Governor’s Office as well as the Association of Washington Business.
The Washington Small Business Development Center is offering business resiliency webinars daily. Check their site for dates and times https://wsbdc.org/
Below are some quick links to information regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus: