Everything Lovely Lash on Colby in Everett can join other salons as well as barbers and restaurants in reopening under Phase 2. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

Everything Lovely Lash on Colby in Everett can join other salons as well as barbers and restaurants in reopening under Phase 2. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

What you can do during Snohomish County’s Phase 2 reopening

Restrictions continue. For example, you might be asked to voluntarily provide contact information.

Washington is gradually reopening socially and commercially under a four-phase plan announced by Gov. Jay Inslee in May.

Snohomish County has reached the second phase. Here are services and activities which are now possible again — albeit with restrictions. For example, you might be asked to voluntarily sign in and provide contact information. That is to help health officials reach you should they learn you may have been exposed to an infected person. Masks or face coverings may be required, as well.

You can find detailed guidance online at www.coronavirus.wa.gov.

Socializing: Outdoor recreation, like camping, is allowed with up to five people outside one’s household. You can also get together with up to five friends once a week.

Dining: Restaurants, bakeries and other eateries can operate at 50% capacity. No more than five people at a table. No buffets, no salad bars and no seating at a bar. Single-use menus are the rule.

Shopping: Retail stores can reopen and operate at 30% occupancy. Customers may find themselves steered to avoid chokepoints in aisles and to stay at least six feet from other shoppers.

Faith: Churches, temples, mosques and other houses of worship can hold in-person services. Inside, crowds cannot exceed 25% capacity, or 50 people, whichever is less. Outside, up to 100 people can gather, though they must maintain physical distancing. No choirs. Masks must be worn during services, including singing.

Weddings and funerals: They can be conducted at places of worship in line with the above rules.

Haircuts, manicures, tattoos and nannies: Providers of personal and cosmetological services can reopen. Employees and customers will need to wear masks. In-home or domestic services like housecleaning and in-home child care may resume.

Fitness: One-on-one appointments with a personal trainer are allowed. So, too, are sessions with five or fewer people at a training facility. Bring your own towel. Showers, pools and basketball courts will still be closed. Be prepared to sign a waiver of consent to a facility’s reopening policies.

Recreation: Off-road vehicle facilities are open. Guided tours for rafting, climbing, biking and other activities are allowed for groups of mixed households. A group can have up to eight households with a maximum of 12 people. Overnight trips are allowed. Charter boat excursions are allowed with similar limits.

Adult and youth outdoor recreational sports: Excluding school-connected or administered team sports, and junior hockey, teams can practice outdoors if players are limited to groups of five in separate parts of a field and activities can follow social distancing of a minimum of five feet between players, with no contact. Each league must publish a safety plan. Parents and spectators cannot congregate on the sidelines.

Professional sports: All professional sporting activities, including administrative operations up to 50 people, can resume full-team practices and spectator-less games if the organization follows a league-wide safety plan, the plan is approved by the appropriate player’s association and dates for practices and games are approved by the local health district.

Pet grooming: Businesses can open and operate at 50% capacity.

Real estate: You can view a property and do a final walk-through with an appointment. Each visit is limited to three or fewer people. Inspections and appraisals can be done, too. Open houses are not allowed in this phase.

Construction: All construction, including new work, is allowed.

Libraries: Curbside pick-up.

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