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Phase/Business Guidance

Lincoln County Phase Status 

As of 3/22/2021:

Phase 3

Healthy WA Roadmap to Recovery Phase 1

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced “Healthy Washington — Roadmap to Recovery,”  a COVID-19 phased recovery plan. Beginning on January 11, the state will follow a regional recovery approach with every region beginning in Phase 1. 

Lincoln County will be in the East Region and Phase 3 along with the following counties:

  • East: Adams, Asotin, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Whitman

Here is the brief overview of Phase specific guidelines. This page will be updated with phase information as it becomes available and/or updated.

 Business Guidance

Due to the constant changing in business guidance based on Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery and progression to Phase 3 it is best to go to the WA State Governor’s website for updates to business guidance. 

School Guidance

Here is the most up to date guidance as of March 25, 2021 for private and public schools to follow for COVID-19. 


File a business complaint

COVID 19 has had a great impact on local businesses big and small as well as it’s employees and employers. Please do your best to support local businesses as best as you can. You can do this by wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart, staying home if you’re sick, utilizing grocery pick up and making take out orders at restaurants. We understand these are unprecedented times and many changes have been made throughout the past year. 

Lincoln County Health Department has no enforcement abilities to fine businesses that are not following the phased guidelines of masking or specific industry COVID guidance.  Washington State Department of Labor and Industries is the only enforcement agency of businesses. If you find that a business isn’t following guidelines of masking of customers or employees or other business guidelines. Please use the links below to file an anonymous report:

Safe Start Violations – Businesses and restaurants not following phased openings, not requiring face masks of customers and employees and large groups.

Workplace violations – Employees can report employers not providing masks, not requiring employees or customers to wear mask.

Updated Mar 26, 2021