Aquaculture Workers are Considered “Essential”

According to Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order and list of essential businesses, shellfish facilities (including hatcheries, nurseries, and growing areas) are considered essential and employees are able to go into work during the stay home order.

  • Food manufacturer employees and their supplier employees—to include those employed in food processing (packers, meat processing, cheese plants, milk plants, produce, etc.) facilities; livestock, poultry, seafood slaughter facilities; pet and animal feed processing facilities; human food facilities producing by-products for animal food; beverage production facilities; shellfish facilities including hatcheries and nurseries and growing areas; brewery and wine-making facilities; coffee production facilities; artisan food production; and the production of food packaging.