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Washington State COVID-19 Mandated Best Practices For Your Wedding | All Phases

UPDATE: Washington has changed from 4 phases to 2 phases, please use this link to see blog with current information for your wedding planning.

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Best Practices During All Phases of COVID-19

How to Be Prepared for Your Coronavirus Wedding in Washington State

Until we have a vaccine, effective treatment, or herd immunity against COVID-19 it is crucial for states to maintain some level of community intervention to suppress the spread of the virus. Washington's "Safe Start Washington plan" states that, all Washingtonians have a responsibility to protect themselves and others.

Last updated July 31st, 2020.

All phases are grounded in the following required basic practices:

For Individuals

Engage in Physical Distancing

Keep at least six feet from others not in your household

Wear a Mask

or cloth face coverings in public places when not eating or drinking

Stay Home If Sick

and avoid others who are sick

Wash Your Hands

frequently for 20 seconds with soap and water or use hand sanitizer

Cover Coughs and Sneezes

Avoid Touching Eyes, Nose, and Mouth

Disinfect Surfaces and Objects Regularly

For Businesses

Wear a Mask

all employees are required to wear a cloth facial covering, with the following


when communicating with someone who relies on language cues such as facial

markers and expression and mouth movements as a part of communication.

Refer to Coronavirus Facial Covering and Mask Requirements for additional details.

Engage in Physical Distancing

Maintain minimum six-foot separation between all employees (and customers) in

all interactions at all times. When strict physical distancing is not feasible for a

specific task, other prevention measures are required, such as the use of barriers,

minimizing staff or customers in narrow or enclosed areas.

Wash Your Hands

frequently for 20 seconds with soap and water or use hand sanitizer

Frequent Cleaning

Establish a housekeeping schedule that includes frequent cleaning and sanitizing

with a particular emphasis on commonly touched surfaces, including gear, props,

restrooms and common areas.

Screen Employees for Signs/Symptoms of COVID-19

and ensure sick employees stay home or go home if they feel ill.

Post a Sign Requesting Customers to Wear Face Coverings

Keep a Safe and Healthy Facility

in accordance with state and federal law, and comply with COVID-19 worksite-

specific safety practices, and in accordance with the Washington State Department

of Labor & Industries’ General Coronavirus Prevention under the “Stay Home, Stay

Healthy” order and the Washington State Department of Health’s Workplace and

For Photographers

Appointments are Required

To Be Held Outdoors (whenever possible)

Only One Client

(and family member, if client is a minor) allowed at a time indoor, or

outdoor in the immediate area. Groups are not allowed. An exception can be

made for groups consisting of immediate family only.

Using No-Touch Posing Methods

Remove All Unnecessary Paper Products or Decor

For more information about COVID-19 in Washington visit the following:

For information about Oregon:

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