Restaurants in Seattle are allowed to reopen tonight, as the Washington Health Department approved King County to move into a modified Phase 1 in the state’s reopening plan.
Under the modified Phase 1, restaurants can offer indoor dining at 25 percent capacity and outdoor dining at 50 percent capacity. Retail stores can reopen with 15 percent capacity, and salons/barbershops can open at 25 percent capacity.
Skål Beer Hall sent out a newsletter saying they’d be reopening this weekend if the modified Phase 1 was approved, adding that they’ll be “strongly encouraging” customers to wear masks when not eating. Many local businesses will be sharing their reopening plans via social media, so check those channels to find out which are opening under the new guidelines.
As King County slowly progresses, Snohomish and Pierce counties have both been approved to fully move to Phase 2.
“This important step in our COVID-19 response reflects all the sacrifice and hard work that our community has put into fighting this disease,” King County Executive Dow Constantine said in a news release. “The success of this guidance depends on business owners and community members embracing public health best practices, and understanding that one size doesn’t fit all. By opening our economy carefully and deliberately, we make sure to stay healthy and continue down the path to full recovery.”
Here’s a full list of what can open today in King County.
Photo: Skål Beer Hall on Facebook