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Around the Table: Space Needle, McKinstry, Seattle Foundation, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Boeing, Starbucks

August 24th, 2020

Space Needle reopens to visitors after safety upgrades After investing $1 million in coronavirus-related safety upgrades, the iconic Space Needle has reopened to visitors with limited capacity. Staff installed ultraviolet lights to kill airborne viruses, eliminated the use of cash, and other safety measures. Masks are provided and required. Read more here. McKinstry’s “Return with Confidence” service featured in the Puget Sound Business… Read more

Business Coalition Launches “Stay Safe, Stay Open” Campaign

July 16th, 2020

“Stay Safe, Stay Open” is a new public service campaign funded by a coalition of Washington state business and industry associations, including the Washington Roundtable, that urges the public to wear masks in public places to save lives, protect jobs, and keep our economy moving forward. The new website and video focus on how businesses are preparing for reopening by investing in protective… Read more

New Path to 70% Report: Restarting Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 14th, 2020

Spring 2020 in Washington state was defined by the rapid escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic, unprecedented economic disruption, and a much-needed public conversation about racial equity. The Washington Roundtable and its education foundation, Partnership for Learning, are committed to playing a collaborative and productive role as we move forward, together. Today, we release a report that shares lessons from the Great Recession; shines… Read more

Campus Reopening Guide for Postsecondary Institutions

June 26th, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee joined presidents of Washington colleges and universities on June 24 to unveil guidance for reopening in-person instruction at the state’s postsecondary institutions this fall.  The Campus Reopening Guide details guidelines for Washington higher education institutions as they create back-to-school plans. The guide has checklists with baseline recommendations for campus safety, student/personnel support, and visitor expectations; additional considerations for campus safety and… Read more

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