COVID-19 Health & Action Management Plan

Get the COVID-19 Health & Action Management Plan Toolkit Here

Until further notice, in accordance with Washington State and Special Events Committee requirements, all Special Event Permit Applications must include a comprehensive written plan for mitigating the risk of spreading COVID-19 (COVID-19 Health & Action Management Plan) which meets or exceed current state and Public Health guidelines. Additionally, all events must employ a designated event COVID-19 supervisor to monitor the implementation and enforcement of the approved plan on-site during the event.

To assist event organizers in the development of their COVID-19 Health & Action Management Plans , we offer a Toolkit that serves as a reference guide including established state and Public Health guidelines, L&I requirements and a written operational plan framework. Meeting the components of this guide does not guarantee permit approval.

Your written plan may take the form that you find most useful to operations. Please submit the written plan, along with any maps, diagrams, layouts or other supporting material, as an attachment to your Special Events Permit Application.

Preparing to Design Your Plan 

Before you begin drafting your written plan, review the established guidelines below. You are required to adhere to the Washington State Labor & Industries (L&I) requirements to protect workers and volunteers. 

Additionally, review the guidelines below that apply to your event. There may be multiple documents for you to review and adhere to according to the individual components of your event. For example, if you are holding a concert and you offer food and beverage service.

Preparing Your Written Plan 

Refer to Addendum V COVID HEALTH ACTION & MANAGEMENT PLAN TOOLKIT for complete instructions. You are required to provide details for the following components: 

  • Event Layout Diagram 
  • COVID-19 Supervisor 
  • Crowd Management 
  • Personal Protective Equipment 
  • Health Screening 
  • Communication Plan 

Staying Informed 

As the COVID pandemic and response is continuing to evolve, you are required to stay informed of any changes. 

For up-to-date industry-specific guidance, refer to these resources: