Gov. Jay Inslee on May 18 issued guidance for resuming pet grooming operations in Phase 2.
Through the Washington "Safe Start" plan, more businesses and activities will re-open in phases, with adequate safety and health standards in place. Each phase will be at least three weeks.
Additionally, counties with a population of less than 75,000 that have not had a new case of COVID-19 in the past three weeks can apply for a variance to move to Phase 2 of “Safe Start” before other parts of the state. County variance applications will be approved or denied by the secretary of the Department of Health. Ten counties have received the variance.
For counties granted variance to move to Phase 2, pet grooming operations may resume, effective May 18.