Gov. Inslee details guidelines for pet groomers in phase 2

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Governor Jay Inslee issued guidelines earlier this week for pet grooming facilities to follow once they reopen in phase 2. 

That transition could happen as soon as Memorial Day weekend, Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward said Tuesday. Her announcement came the same day Gov. Inslee said Spokane County can now apply to move forward under the Safe Start plan.

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According to Inslee, the safety requirements pertain to all pet grooming services, whether individual, or at a retail or veterinary location.   

Under the requirements, businesses must operate at 50% customer capacity or less.

Employees will be required to maintain a minimum of six feet between each other and customers at all times. If, for whatever reason, physical distancing needs to be broken, employers will be required to use barriers to meet safety protocols. 

In order to minimize the amount of employees and customers in the same space at one time, businesses will have to stagger breaks and offer guidelines on how many people are allowed in a waiting room at once, if needed.  

All employees will be required to wear proper PPE, such as masks, gloves, and goggles while working and high-touch surfaces must be cleaned after each use. 

To read the full list of requirements, CLICK HERE.

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