Adams County approved for Phase 2
Businesses must adhere to safety criteria before opening
Last updated 5/22/2020 at 12:43pm
RITZVILLE — Adams County has been approved to move to Phase 2 of the four-phase state "Safe Start" program, Adams County Economic Development Director Stephen McFadden announced Friday morning, May 22.
The county commissioners applied for the variance to move to Phase 2 on Thursday morning, May 21.
According to the state Coronavirus Response (COVID-19) guidelines, business activities are not authorized to open until the business is able to meet all safety criteria as outlined by the state.
Guidance documents are posted on Governor's Inslee's website, as well as the following link:
Counties in Phase 2 may allow dine-in restaurants and taverns, in-store retail, professional services, hairstylists and barbers, outdoor recreation, construction, professional photography, pet grooming, fitness, real estate and additional manufacturing operations.