Back to Work Resource Guide

Pierce County is Open for Business.

As Pierce County businesses regain operations that resemble pre-COVID-19 pandemic practices, here’s a roundup of resources to help your business operate under the latest guidelines.

Per Governor Inslee's latest guidelines, effective 12:01 AM on June 30, all industry sectors previously covered by guidance in the Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery or the Safe Start Reopening Plan may return to usual capacity and operations. Large indoor events (any event with more than 10,000 simultaneous participants in an indoor, enclosed space) will maintain limited exceptions to usual capacity and operations.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) - Emergency Temporary Standard establishing binding requirements to protect unvaccinated employees of large employers (100 or more employees) from the risk of contracting COVID-19 in the workplace). FAQs. November 5, 2021.

Washington State Department of Health - Guidance for Non-Health Care Businesses and Organizations during COVID-19, updated July 2, 2021.

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries - Requirements & guidance for preventing COVID-19, updated June 30, 2021.

Washington State Department of Commerce - SmartWA Dashboard to help small businesses reopen safely by providing real-time outlooks about public health, economic, and community conditions by county and industry.

Governor's new ‘Safe Workers’ proclamation, issued May 21, 2021 that requires employers to provide flexible options for worker vaccination.

Archived Healthy Washington documents are available here.

COVID-19 Back to Work Business Resources
  1. Health Recommendations
  2. Toolkits & Guidelines
  3. Back to Work by Industry

Tacoma Pierce County Health Department


Labor & Industries

Pierce County

  • Call Center: businesses with questions related to safely reopening call 855-722-5378, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.