Phase 2 in Downtown Tacoma

Phase 2 in Downtown Tacoma

Phase 2 in Downtown Tacoma

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As our economy beings to reopen across the state, our counties are following Governor Inslee’s Safe Start Program for a phased reopening. Currently, Piece County is in Phase 2 of that program. With a recent increase in COVID-19 cases across the state, the Governor has put a pause on the phased reopening until at least July 28th. For the time being Downtown Tacoma will remain in Phase 2 of the Safe Start Program.

What that means for visiting Downtown Tacoma is that our restaurants, retailers and your other favorite businesses either remain closed or are opened at a reduce capacity. For those businesses that are open here is what you can expect.

Restaurants:

  • Hand Sanitizer available for your use at entry and exit
  • Single Use Menus or Sanitized Reusable Menus or QR Code menus.
  • 50% of occupancy
  • Seated tables will maintain a 6 foot distance
  • No more than 5 guest of the same party at a table
  • Outdoor seating is allowed but also at a 50% capacity
  • Customers must wear a face mask at all times when not seated.
  • Staff must wear a face mask at all times.

To read more on the requirements of Restaurants during Phase 2, click here.

Retail:

  • Physical distance markers both inside and outside of the business
  • 30% of occupancy
  • A safe, shopable flow throughout the business.
  • Customers must wear a face mask at all times.
  • Staff must wear a face mask at all times.
  • Frequent sanitation of high-touch surface areas.
  • Signage throughout the store alerting customers and staff of these regulations.

To read more on the requirements of Retailers during Phase 2, click here.

Personal Services:

  • Customers to wear a face mask at all times.
  • Staff must wear a face mask at all times as well as other PPE
  • 50% of occupancy
  • Frequently sanitized equipment
  • Soap and running water available for frequent hand washing
  • Customers are advised to self screen for symptoms before arriving to an appointment
  • Staff is to be screened for symptoms at the beginning of each shift
  • Customers should come alone to their appointment, unless with children under 16
  • Customers should text or call before entering the business

To read more on the requirements of Personal Services during Phase 2, click here.

Beyond our individual business, at the Downtown Tacoma Partnership we have added regular weekly cleanings of high touch areas in the public realm to our already comprehensive cleaning services. Our goal is to ensure that we are keeping our community safe by keeping Downtown Tacoma clean, safe and welcoming.

Please remember if you are planning on visiting Downtown Tacoma, mask up, keep your distance and stay home if you don’t feel well. Thanks for doing your part in keeping our community safe and our businesses open in this capacity.

Photos taken at Artist & Craftsman at 616 St Helens Ave.

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