Safety

We take the safety of everyone involved in Seattle Restaurant Week seriously. 

We encourage everyone to stay updated and informed about local coronavirus cases and dining establishment recommendations by visiting the official King County’s COVID page.

Participating venues will offer takeout, ready-to-heat, delivery, meal boxes, in addition to indoor and outdoor dining in order to create access to their menus through a variety of dining options.

As of March 12, 2022, King County lifted both its vaccination verification requirement and masked requirements for restaurants and bars. However, they are still supporting many steps to prevent the spread of COVID 19, including: 

  • Continue to improve ventilation
  • Support vaccination for employees
  • Encourage employees to stay home when sick
  • Enforce indoor mask policies

King County affirms each restaurant’s right to retain their vaccination, rapid test, and/or masked mandates. Please respect each establishment’s choice to care for their team members and community as they see fit. 

Public Health – Seattle & King County recommends that everyone wear masks in indoor public settings, including restaurants, while not eating or drinking.

The best way to keep our community safe is to get a vaccine, which is free with no appointment needed, and available to everyone aged 12 and older. Find and schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments at the Vaccine Locator.

Need help? Call the hotline at 1-833-VAX-HELP (833-829-4357), then press #. Language assistance is available. You can also text your zip code to 438-829 (GET VAX) or 822-862 (VACUNA) for vaccine locations near you.

Early testing is important to help prevent COVID-19 from spreading to friends, family, and the community. If you have a sign/symptom of COVID-19 or were exposed to someone with COVID-19, find out where you can get tested in King County here.

To support our restaurant community, we are providing flexibility for each restaurant to make their own risk assessment, to decide what is best for them, and to help them weather this storm. We know that together we can keep each other healthy!

What you can expect from participating Seattle Restaurant Week venues

Healthy Team Members 

All Dining Areas Well Ventilated 

Clean Restaurants

Mask

Team Members Utilizing Protective Equipment 

Frequent Hand Washing 

What we ask from participating Seattle Restaurant Week diners

Plan Ahead — Consult the Dining Options on our Home page for restaurants who have marked Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination Required to determine whether you will need to provide it and bring with you when you dine.

Mask

Bring a Mask — If requested, wear a mask for pick up orders, upon entering a restaurant, when not actively eating or drinking, when a server approaches your table or when using the washroom

Review Ventilation – Make sure there is air flow where you are sitting, including in outdoor bubbles or tents

Do not congregate in bar or lobby areas

Give fellow diners distance where possible

Utilize mobile menus and mobile pay when possible 

Assure you are healthy (please see health questions below)

Keep in mind that you can’t tell who has COVID-19 based on appearance. The illness often spreads before people look or feel ill.

Please assure you are healthy prior to enjoying takeout or in-house dining

Do not dine out or order pick up takeout if you answer yes to any of the following questions. 

Have you tested positive or experienced the onset of symptoms for Covid-19 within the last 10 days?

Have you been in contact with anyone who’s been diagnosed with Covid-19?

Lungs

Are you having difficulty breathing?

Is your temperature above 100.4 degrees?

 

Do you have fevers, chills, or sweating?

 

Do you have a loss of taste or smell?

Are you experiencing a persistent headache?

Do you have body aches?

Restaurant Support

If you are a restaurant seeking support in obtaining COVID-related safety information or equipment please contact srw@seattlegood.org. We can connect you to free resources and PPE equipment. 

Questions / Comments / Concerns

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to srw@seattlegood.org

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