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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.

Facial Coverings

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.
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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

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We are currently updating our website to reflect changes in reopening status and guidance. Thank you for your patience.