COVID-19 Food Establishment Guidance

Food Establishment Inspections

Healthy Washington—Roadmap to Recovery Phase 1 reopening guidance documents and resources for Spokane County food establishments.

Overview

A message from the Spokane Regional Health District Food Safety Program:

As of Monday, March 22, 2021, Spokane County will be in Phase 3 of the state’s Healthy Washington — Roadmap to Recovery plan.

The Phase status of each county can be found on the state’s Roadmap to Recovery Dashboard. Updated guidance documents for Eating and Drinking Establishment 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.

Food Establishment Inspections and COVID-19

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.


Guidance Documents and Resources

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