On Thursday 6/11, the WTA held a special small business and rural webinar.
Re-opening guidelines leave many questions for small businesses, but our speakers helped provide some answers. We also heard from one community’s mayor about the challenges of re-opening and there was a lengthy Q&A at the end.
Lauren Jenks – Assistant Secretary of Environmental Public Health in the Department of Health
Lauren discussed the new guidelines and the role her office plays in managing this crisis.
Jeff Spann – Industrial Hygienist in the Division of Occupational Safety & Health consultation of the Department of Labor and Industry
Jeff works with a variety of different industries and spoke about safety and health for both the public and employees of small businesses in the tourism industry, such as outfitters, B&Bs, small hotels, and restaurants.
Mayor Soo Ing-Moody – Mayor of Twisp, WA
Mayor Ing-Moody discussed how the town of Twisp, located in the popular tourism region in the Methow Valley, is proactively working with local businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.
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