KITTITAS – Per the local Kittitas County Health Order, all businesses must prepare safety protocols for the protection of employees and the public they serve. Businesses may now use worksheets that are available on https://www.co.kittitas.wa.us/response/202003-covid19/business-safety.aspx to draft their required plan. Businesses may choose to draft their own plan or use the worksheet provided.
For businesses that would like to ask questions about safety protocols, they can request technical assistance via the kittitasemergency.org website. Technical assistance is not required.
“Our businesses are already thinking about safety moving forward and we want to provide feedback to those agencies requesting assistance,” states Health Officer Dr. Mark Larson. “Every business in Kittitas County will be required to have a plan in place, but they are not required to have it reviewed prior to reopening to the public. Our goal is to make sure all of our businesses can open safely as soon as the Governor announces that their sector can reopen.”
Additional resources will be available on the website, including sample business plans and links to resources for unemployment, financial relief, and other important updates. The information provided is a result of the hard work from our local Economic Recovery Group, which was formed specifically in response to COVID-19.
The Economic Recovery Group (ERG) has been working hard to provide resources for our local businesses. The group is comprised of local municipalities, Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Association, Cle Elum Downtown Association, health and service organizations, and local business representation. The group is also providing weekly updates via conference calls to provide up to date information specific to the business community.
For general COVID-19 questions, the Emergency Operation Center is available at 509-933-8315 or 509-933-8305.
Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us