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City of Gig Harbor COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: January 6, 2021

Pierce County Enters Phase 2 of “Healthy Washington–Roadmap to Recovery”

As of February 1, Pierce County is now in Phase 2 of the "Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery" plan.

On January 11, Governor Inslee announced the Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery plan in response to increased COVID-19 cases. The guidelines affect restaurants and bars, retail and grocery stores, religious services, funerals and weddings, gyms and more. The plan placed Pierce County in a region with King and Snohomish Counties for data collection and disease tracking.


Initially, all regions were placed in Phase 1 until they were able to meet three of the four metrics in order to move forward from Phase 1 to Phase 2:

  • Decreasing trend in 14-day rate of new COVID-19 cases per 100K population
  • Decreasing trend in 14-day rate of new COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100K population
  • Average 7-day percent occupancy of ICU staffed beds less than 90%; and,
  • 7-day percent positivity of COVID-19 tests less than 10%

Now that we are in Phase 2, the following guidelines are in place:

  1. Indoor social gatherings with people from outside your household should not include more than 5 people, limit two households.
  2. Outdoor social gatherings shall be limited to fifteen (15) people from outside your household, limit 2 households.
  3. Worship services allowed up to 25% indoor capacity.
  4. Retail stores, including farmers markets, allowed up to 25% indoor capacity. Curbside pick-up is encouraged.
  5. Professional services allowed up to 25% indoor capacity. Remote work strongly encouraged.
  6. Personal services allowed up to 25% indoor capacity.
  7. Eating and drinking establishments are limited to 25% capacity for indoor service. Outdoor dining and to-go service are permitted, provided that all outdoor dining must comply with the requirements of the Outdoor Open Air Guidance. Table size for indoor and outdoor dining is limited to a maximum of six (6) people and two (2) households. Establishments only serving individuals 21+ and no food remain closed.
  8. Wedding and funeral ceremonies and indoor receptions, and wakes are permitted and must follow appropriate venue requirements. If food or drinks are served, eating and drinking establishment requirements outlined above apply. Dancing is prohibited.
  9. Low and moderate risk sports competitions a permitted. Tournaments are not permitted. Fitness and training establishments can operate at a maximum of 25% capacity.
  10. Indoor entertainment establishments such as aquariums, theaters, arenas, concert halls, gardens, museums, bowling alleys, trampoline facilities, cardrooms and event spaces are open at a maximum of 25% capacity. If food or drinks are served, eating and drinking establishment requirements outlined above apply.
  11. Outdoor entertainment establishments such as zoos, gardens, aquariums, theaters, stadiums, event spaces, arenas, concert venues and rodeos can be open for groups of fifteen (15), with a maximum of 200 individuals including spectators.

In order to remain in Phase 2, a region must continue meeting at least three of these four metrics.:

  • Decreasing or flat trend in 14-day rate of new COVID-19 cases per 100K population;
  • Decreasing or flat trend in 14-day rate of new COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100K population;
  • Average 7-day percent occupancy of ICU staffed beds less than 90%; and,
  • 7-day percent positivity of COVID-19 tests less than 10%
           

                                   


    

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