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Phase/Business Guidance

Lincoln County Phase Status 

As of 1/25/2021 to 2/7/2021:

Phase 1

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 1 along with the following counties:

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

Here is the brief overview of Phase 1 guidelines. This page will be updated with phase information as it becomes available and/or updated.

Phase 1 Business Guidance

Religious & Faith Based Organizations

Professional Services

Personal Services

Eating and Drinking Establishments

Sports, Recreation and Fitness

Indoor Entertainment Establishments

Outdoor Entertainment Establishments

Additional Industry Guidance

Washington Stay Safe, Stay Healthy Phase Guidance

Some guidance’s has not been updated to the Healthy Washington, Roadmap to Recovery yet so the previous Phase 3 guidelines apply until they are updated.

WA Stay Safe, Stay Health PHASE 3 GUIDELINES


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 Jan 25, 2021