COVID-19 Resources for Businesses

Share Your Priorities for Investing $10.8 Million in Federal Funds for Pandemic Recovery

The City of Burien has $10.8 million in federal funds to help our community recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to hear from you—help us build Burien’s recovery roadmap! Find out how to share your thoughts on this matter.

King County Vaccine Verification Program and Local Indoor Mask Order Officially Ends

As of March 1, 2022, the King County Vaccine Verification Program will no longer be in effect. And as of March 12, 2022, the Local Indoor Mask Order concludes. However, businesses may still choose to implement their own vaccine verification and indoor masking policies.

Compostables Ordinance

A law was passed in 2020 that will require all food service products at food service businesses to be compostable. The new law will take effect on July 1, 2022. By switching to compostable serviceware, businesses will help protect Burien’s natural environment by preventing plastic litter and helping to reduce the amount of material sent to the landfill.

Are you interested in learning about the Compostable Co-op led by Discover Burien? Email [email protected] for more details.

Statewide Plastic Bag Ban in Effect

Starting October 1, 2021, the City of Burien’s plastic bag ban went back into effect. The effective date is in alignment with Washington’s statewide plastic bag ban (RCW.70A.530).

For more resources, please visit Washington State Department of Ecology Single-use Bag Ban website and access the bag ban toolkit.

Burien Eat Streets

The City of Burien has launched Burien Eat Streets, a hyperlocal comprehensive online restaurant directory that makes it easy to support local Burien restaurants.

Please send us photos of your specialty dishes to entice viewers to place an order from you. Businesses that find their restaurant listing needs to be added or modified can contact the City’s economic development team directly at [email protected].

For more details and guidance on the industries, please visit King County’s workplace and business guidance page.

Be sure to follow City of Burien’s Economic Development Facebook and Instagram pages for more resources for workers, job opportunities, and updated information about the Burien business community.

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If you have any questions about business resources or referrals for assistance, please reach out to us at [email protected].


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Updated May 12, 2022