COVID

This guidance, including sample documents, is provided here to help you comply with the Governor’s Reopening Guidance for Business and Workers.

Failure to comply with jobsite safety requirements could result in a jobsite being shut down, potential legal liability, safety fines, or loss of license.

New! Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery proclamation

On Jan. 11, 2021, Gov. Jay Inslee signed the “Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery” proclamation, detailing his plan Table of approved activities by phase under Gov. Inslee's Roadmap to Recoveryfor a regional approach to reopening Washington’s economy.

The construction industry continues to remain open and is required to continue to adhere to the Construction COVID-19 Job Site Requirements first introduced in May 2020. 

With regard to other businesses and activities, at this time, all regions are in Phase 1 of the plan with approved activities and restrictions as outlined here.

The Department of Health will release reports on regions’ readiness to advance through the phases weekly and significant updates will be posted here as warranted.

Additional guidance for businesses and employees is available here.

NEW! Expanded PPP loans

The US Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, reopened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for First Draw Loans from January 11- March 31, 2021. For more information about the PPP and SBA Lender Match on the SBA PPP website.

Phase 2/Phase3 Jobsite Safety

As of Nov. 1, 2020, all counties in Washington are in Phase 2 or 3.

The Governor’s Phase 2 Construction Working Group Requirements (Issued on May 12, 2020 and updated 7/2/2020), authorized all construction to resume, including those activities for which social distancing may not be maintained and the start of new construction projects.

Recording:

Phase 2/Phase 3 Jobsite Safety Plan Template
Construction in phases 2 & 3 allows for new and existing construction projects. There are no changes from Phase 2 to Phase 3.

The first requirement is the Phase 2/Phase 3 Jobsite Safety Plan, signed by the contractor, must be developed for every jobsite. This plan must also be produced at the request of any employee or regulator. The following is a complete Jobsite Safety Plan template for you to customize for each of your jobsites:

 

Additional Required Jobsite Documents
Under the Phase 2/Phase 3 Jobsite Safety Requirements, you are required to fill out this document on every jobsite where there are moderate and high-risk task levels.

 

Required Jobsite Postings
Under the Phase 2/Phase 3 Jobsite Safety Requirements, you are required to post on each jobsite, publicly viewable at all times, the following documents.

 

Jobsite Training
Every employee must receive an initial COVID 19-specific Training Session. In addition, weekly COVID-19 safety talks are required under Phase 2/Phase 3. Below is a sample for the initial training session and log-in sheet to kick off your return to work:

 

Additional Phase 2/Phase 3 Resources

Additional Resources

 

Updated: 1/12/2021