Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board Issues New Coronavirus Guidelines 18 March

Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board Issues New Coronavirus Guidelines 18 March

March 18, 2020 Cannabis Licensees As you are aware from messages sent this week, cannabis retail stores are allowed to continue operating at this time. Please make sure you and your employees practice social distancing both in and out of your business, and especially when working with customers, as well as increased hygiene and sanitation measures COVID-19 prevention measures and mandatory actions for retail establishments:* Based on CDC guidance and Governor Inslee’s Proclamation retail establishments must observe the following COVID-19 prevention measures:  Older adults and individuals with underlying medical conditions that are at increased risk of serious COVID-19 are encouraged not to attend (including employees). Suggestion: Take specific steps to encourage older adults age 60 and above and those with underlying health conditions not to attend. For groceries, banks, and other essential establishments, consider implementing dedicated times exclusively available for highly vulnerable populations. Social distancing recommendations must be met (i.e., limit contact of people within 6 feet from each other for 10 minutes or longer). Suggestion: Establishments should ask themselves: how close will people be and for how long? Ensure that your business is organized in such way to avoid close contact between people. Washington Department of Health advises that “being within 6 feet of a sick person with COVID-19 for about 10 minutes” constitutes close contact which could result in exposure. Consider: If your store’s traffic meets the DOH criteria above, what can you do to mitigate that? Possibilities may include setting limits on the number of people you allow in your store, marking out…

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