Hay rides, haunted houses, and many activities at farms will be limited under statewide regulations put in place by Gov. Jay Inslee.
In the latest update to statewide requirements, Gov. Inslee clarified requirements for agritourism activities to operate in Phase 2 counties and lets activities previously allowed to proceed if they meet the requirements.
Grays Harbor and Pacific County are both currently in Phase 3.
After consulting with stakeholders, Inslee stated that new requirements have been developed for Phase 2 Agritourism under Gubernatorial Proclamation 20-25.
“Agritourism” is described as linking “agricultural production with tourism in order to attract visitors onto a farm, ranch, or other agricultural business for the purposes of entertaining and educating the visitors and generating income for the farm, ranch, or business owner”.
Examples of agritourism include, but are not limited to;
Each business must adopt a written procedure for operations at least as protective as the specific requirements that comply with all employee safety and health requirements.
Activities at the location can resume immediately if:
U-Pick and Tree Farm Requirements
Agritourism businesses are permitted to operate, provided all requirements are met.
Activities within Phase 3 counties, such as those in Grays Harbor and Pacific County, are required to follow all current statewide requirements related to operation.