Temporary Worker Housing (TWH)Public Hearing on Proposed Rules
Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Pybus Public Market
3 North Worthen Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801
A pre-hearing overview will occur at 2:00 p.m., one hour prior to the start of the public hearing. The hearing will begin at 3:00 p.m. and continue until all oral comments are received.
L&I encourages the submittal of written comments, due by 5:00 p.m. on July 7, 2023.
Rules AffectedView the affected rules, purpose, and rulemaking status
The purpose of this rulemaking, in conjunction with the Department of Health (DOH), is to propose amendments to address the hazards of communicable diseases such as COVID-19 amongst Temporary Worker Housing (TWH) occupants. RCW 70.114A.065 directs the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) to adopt joint rules for the licensing, operation and inspection of temporary worker housing (TWH). DOH and L&I have assessed the previous COVID-19 emergency rule requirements, along with input from interested parties and are proposing amendments for permanent adoption of the following key provisions to address prevention of future outbreaks and the spread of any airborne infectious disease.