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COVID-19 Updates

The Forks Chamber of Commerce / Forks Visitor Information Center is open daily Monday – Saturday 10 am – 5pm and Sunday 11 am – 4 pm. Our building is not open to walk-in traffic but we are helping people through a walk-up window. We also have sanicans outside for your convenience.  Please review this list of COVID-related tourism alerts for many FAQs.

WHEN AM I REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACE MASK OR CLOTH FACE COVERING?

Any of us can carry the virus and not realize we’re spreading it when we talk, cough or sneeze. Face coverings are required statewide in all public spaces because they are effective in slowing the spread of COVID-19, especially when combined with 6 feet of physical distance.

There are three face cover orders in place:

  • requirement for employers to provide appropriate face coverings or masks to all employees who don’t work alone.
  • Department of Health statewide order directing all individuals to wear a face covering in any indoor public setting or when outdoors and unable to maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others. (effective June 26).
  • governor’s order directing businesses to require and enforce the use of face coverings by all customers or visitors. (Guidance for businesses is here in English and Spanish).

Additional Q&A is available at the state Department of Health. If you’re an employer and have questions about the separate order regarding face coverings for employees, visit the state Department of Labor & Industries common questions page.

 
Excerpt From Clallam County Emergency Management:
What do I do if I see someone not wearing a mask?
If it is a member of the public going about their daily life without a mask and you don’t know them, the best option is to do nothing at all. There are many reasons to not wear a mask, including medical, social, and personal safety reasons. They are not required to disclose those specific reasons to you and you shouldn’t ask. 
 
Clallam County COVID statistics http://www.clallam.net/coronavirus/ 
 
 

CLOSED:

Forks Logging and Mill Tour  

Forks Timber Museum

Hoh Reservation

John’s Beachcombing Museum 

Makah Reservation (Closed until further notice) https://makah.com/

Quileute Reservation (Closed until further notice) including Second, First Beaches. 

SELF-GUIDED TWILIGHT TOUR:

Miller Tree Inn B&B (“The Cullen House”) is only open to registered guests. Those NOT staying with MTI, are welcome to take pictures from the road. There is a sign with a QR code posted at the front, where fans can get a professionally taken graduation cap picture sent to their phone.  

Forks Community Hospital asks fans to park at the church and walk over to view Dr. Cullen’s Parking Spot. Monday – Friday: If you would like to see and buy swag you can ring the bell at the admin building and stay outside. You can view the items through glass door and they will bring it outside.

LOCAL RESTAURANTS:

Most restaurants are open for seating and/or takeout. Click here for a complete guide. 

WASHINGTON’S PHASED APPROACH:

Clallam County’s Health Officer has estimated the following dates for phases to begin: 

Phase 2 – June 1 (our current phase)

Phase 3 – estimate: unknown

Phase 4 – estimate: unknown

See the Washington’s Phased Approach chart on this link (may not be up-to-date)