A message from the Spokane Regional Health District Food Safety Program:
As of Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021, the East region, which includes Spokane County, is in Phase 2 of the state’s Healthy Washington — Roadmap to Recovery plan.
The phase status of regions will be re-evaluated every other Friday and any changes will go into effect the following Monday, so it will be important to monitor the weekly reports provided on the state’s Roadmap to Recovery Dashboard. This month’s Phase 2 Sunday start date is a one-time variance to the Roadmap to Recovery plan. Updated guidance documents for Restaurant, Tavern, Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries COVID-19 Requirements can be found here. Open-air and outdoor seating requirements can be found here.
Please contact your area inspector or Foodsafetyprogram@srhd.org if you have questions.
Thank you for your continued efforts to meet the challenges posed by COVID-19. Your work is instrumental in helping us to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our area.
Routine inspections have resumed with some adjustments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An inspector generally starts the process by contacting you by phone to discuss food safety risk factors, COVID-19 prevention, and review your written procedure(s) to help ensure you are in compliance with the current region Phase requirements. A written COVID-19 prevention procedure is required and must be available to the inspector during an onsite inspection.
After the phone discussion, a representative from SRHD will conduct an on-site inspection while following all appropriate COVID-19 prevention protocols and procedures.