Hilltop’s Safe Start

On May 29, Gov. Jay Inslee released an updated, county-by-county based “Safe Start” reopening plan for resuming recreational, social and business activities.   This plan builds off the 4-phase plan he announced May 4.  

Even though the Stay Home – Stay Healthy ordinance has now ended, King County, as of June 5th has moved to a modified Phase II of the Governor’s 4-Phase Plan.  A county has to be in any given phase for a minimum of 3 weeks before that county can apply to move into a new phase.  The modified Phase II plan includes: 

  • Restaurants and bars can operate using strict guideline but at substantially reduced capacity 
  • Personal services (including hair stylists) may operate but the number of clients served will be limited to no more than 25 percent of capacity or one person if it is a single bed/chair studio 

Many locations will be requiring the use of face masks and limiting the time of visits. 

Beginning June 8, most employees will be required to wear a cloth facial covering or face mask, except when working alone in an office, vehicle, or at a job site. (Exceptions include individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, or who communicate with someone who relies on language cues such as facial markers and expression and mouth movements as a part of communication.) There will also be signs posted at the front door and in the common areas requiring all visitors to wear masks. Depending on future data, Hilltop may make masks required for everyone in the common areas. 

Moving from phase to phase is determined by data, not by a date.  Hilltop will move into a new phase of re-opening at the same time that the City of Seattle does. King County has not met the data requirements to move completely into Phase II.  Here is the new data that must be met.