8/21: Hilltop Business Crawl with Hilltop Action Coalition

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Kristine Coman and Alyssa Torrez from the Hilltop Action Coalition brief us on this weekend’s Hilltop Business Crawl, explaining how to get our neighborhood passport for the chance to earn prizes while safely patronizing our local establishments.


  • The governor has updated requirements and guidance for several sectors:
    • All customers are now required to wear face coverings for all beauty and grooming services, which means facial treatments and beard trimming are no longer permitted, and face coverings must be worn during tanning services.
    • Museums in phase 2 may open to visitors at 25% capacity and in Phase 3 counties at 50% capacity.
    • Bowling leagues may play in phase 2 and 3 counties, as long as facilities meet certain requirements; only two bowlers will be allowed per lane, and only league play and league practice are permitted.
    • U-pick orchards and farms may operate in Phase 2 counties.
    • Non-spectator motorsports in phase 1 and 2 counties may operate under updated restrictions.
    • All memos and guidelines can be read by following links in the “News” section of governor.wa.gov.
  • The department of health notes that state code changed August 1st to require medically verified immunization records for students entering school and childcare by the first day of school.
    • The law holds even for those attending school remotely


  • Roads and trails that provide access to Lake Cushman and the Staircase entrance to Olympic National Park will be closed starting tomorrow, Saturday August 22nd, due to extreme overcrowding and environmental damange from visitors.


  • There are numerous free testing sites in our region:
  • For Pierce County locations, visit TPCHD.org/covidtest.
  • This weekend’s mobile testing events in Pierce County include:
    • Saturday, August 22nd at Bethel High School and also at MetroParks Eastside Community Center.
    • All events run from 9:30 am to at least 3pm, no ID is required, and tests are free and open to anyone regardless of symptoms.
  • Patients can also call their health providers for tests.