Updated July 12, 2021
June 30 State Reopening
On June 30, 2021, Washington state reopened. Most businesses and organizations will be able to operate as they did prior to the pandemic and will not be required to maintain capacity limits, provided they follow workplace safety requirements from the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. Keep in mind that any business or organization can choose to maintain COVID-19 precautions, including requiring patrons to wear a mask. Please respect the rules of any business or organization that you enter.
The Secretary of Health amended the mask and face covering order on June 29 and the order remains in place. This means that masks are still required in some circumstances If you are unvaccinated, continue wearing masks when indoors in public places, practice physical distancing and wash your hands, and download the WA Notify app to receive private, anonymous exposure notifications.
Even as the state reopens, COVID-19 is still spreading in our communities. The best protection from the virus that causes COVID-19 is to get vaccinated. Find an appointment
Indoor and outdoor guidance effective June 30
Starting at 12:01 a.m. on June 30, all industry sectors previously covered by guidance in the Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery or the Safe Start Reopening Plan are allowed to return to usual capacity and operations, with limited exceptions for large indoor events (any event with more than 10,000 simultaneous participants in an indoor, enclosed space.) See the Washington Ready plan for more information.
Reopening Guidance Overview:
- Vaccine verification/negative testing: Recommended but not required for large indoor and outdoor events
- Capacity limitations: No restrictions in restaurants, bars, stores, businesses, theaters etc. (except large indoor events)
- Physical distancing: No requirements
- Facial coverings: Not required for vaccinated individuals, unless required by individual business
- Travelers: Follow CDC recommendations
For More Information
- Washington State Governor’s Office Washington Ready
- L&I Workplace Safety Requirements
- Washington State Governor’s Office Inslee updates Washington Ready proclamation, rescinds agricultural worker proclamation
- Washington State Governor’s Office Inslee statement on upcoming economic reopening
- Washington State Governor’s Office COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Businesses and Workers
- Washington State Department of Health "Reopening" COVID-19 FAQ
- Washington State Department of Health Masking Orders Overview
- Spokane Regional Health District COVID-19 Travel Information
We are currently updating our website to reflect changes in reopening status and guidance. Thank you for your patience.