(STAFF REPORT/Chewelah Independent)
Washington Governor Jay Inslee is apparently dropping the requirement for restaurant customers to provide their name and contact info during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Everett Herald is reporting.
“I think where we’ll end up is giving customers an option of leaving a phone number or not,” Gov. Jay Inslee said at an afternoon news conference.
He added that he would have more to say on Friday.
This comes after some outrage online that restaurants would be required to keep a log of those dining, so that contact tracing could be carried out from a positive COVID-19 case. The information would be used if a worker or customer tests positive, information in the log can be used to track down those who may have come into contact with the infected person. Inslee has emphasized the information would be kept private and restaurants could not use it for any private or commercial purpose. More