COVID-19 Updates2020-04-03T14:48:29-07:00

COVID-19 Updates

COVID19 OPMA Updates – Restrictions on Capacity and Physical Distancing Lifted

As of June 30, 2021 Governor Inslee has “opened up” Washington State from COVID19 restrictions, however the state of emergency is still in effect.  What does this mean for municipal agencies and their compliance with the OPMA? Here are the current requirements regarding open public meetings: Proclamation 20-28.15 is still in effect which extends [...]

PHASE 3 UPDATES – Vaccination Status, Masking and OPMA Attendance

May 24, 2021 June 30th Reopening Date  On May 13, 2021 Governor Inslee announced the statewide reopening date of June 30, 2021 and that all counties in Washington would move to Phase 3 of his Healthy WA: Roadmap to Recovery plan effective May 18 until June 30. Reopening could happen earlier than June [...]

An End of the Eviction Moratorium is Near But More New Rules are on the Horizon for Landlords

After more than a year of operating under the Governor’s Evictions and Related Housing Practices Proclamation 20—19 et seq. (the “Governor’s Proclamation”), which significantly restricted residential landlords’ ability to raise rent, enforce rules, remove tenants, and collect delinquent rent and fees, there is some light at the end of the tunnel for landlords. On [...]

PHASE 3 UPDATE – Public Meetings May Increase Occupancy for In-Person Attendees

By Allison Beard of Chmelik Sitkin & Davis P.S. – April 2021 As of March 22, 2021, all Washington counties advanced to Phase 3 of Governor Inslee’s Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery. Since then, guidance related to specific industries under Phase 3 have been released by the Governor’s office including a general increase [...]

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