Temporary Food Establishment Permits Suspended

Lewis County Public Health & Social Services (LCPHSS) has suspended temporary food establishment permits until further notice. This action brings Lewis County into compliance with state-mandated restrictions intended to slow the spread of COVID-19.

No new temporary food establishment permits will be issued during the suspension. Existing temporary permits are now invalid. LCPHSS is working directly with vendors who have existing temporary permits to issue refunds.

This action only affects temporary food establishments, which serve food and beverages at special community events. Food establishments with permanent permits, like restaurants, espresso stands, and grocery stores, are unaffected by this action.

Questions about this suspension may be directed to LCPHSS Senior Environmental Health Specialist Meredith Jones at (360) 740-1231 or


Click here for a pdf version of the press release.

Posted: August 05, 2020