Safe Start Yakima County

Reopening Guidance for Businesses and Workers

On May 4th, 2020 Governor Inslee signed Proclamation 20-25.3 and outlined the “Safe Start” plan, a phased approach to re-open Washington’s economy. Under the plan, businesses and activities will re-open in phases with adequate social distancing measures & health standards in place. Businesses may also need to meet additional requirements developed specifically for their industry.

Essential Business Guidance

Many parts of the economy are already allowed to operate safely as essential businesses. For a list of essential businesses click here.

Phase 1 Business Activity Guidelines

Information for Workers

For businesses and workers who would like to prepare for when Yakima County begins the phase 2 process, please visit the Governors Page for additional information on Phase 2 Business Activity Guidelines.