Under the Healthy Washington—Roadmap to Recovery plan, regions will have to meet three of the following four metrics in order to move from Phase 1 to Phase 2.

  • Decreasing trend in two-week rate of COVID-19 cases per 100K population (decrease >10%)
  • Decreasing trend in two-week rate new COVID-19 hospital admission rates per 100K population (decrease >10%)
  • ICU occupancy (total — COVID-19 and non-COVID-19) of less than 90%
  • COVID-19 test positivity rate of <10%

To remain in Phase 2, regions must meet at least three metrics.

  • Decreasing or flat trend in two-week rate of COVID-19 cases per 100K population
  • Decreasing or flat trend in two-week rate new COVID-19 hospital admission rates per 100K population
  • ICU occupancy (total — COVID-19 and non-COVID-19) of less than 90%
  • COVID-19 test positivity rate of <10%.

Regions that do not meet two or more of these requirements will be moved back to Phase 1. Regional metrics are available on the state’s COVID-19 Roadmap to Recovery Dashboard. DOH will reassess the metrics for all eight (8) regions every other week and announce any changes to current phase status every other Friday.

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and local health jurisdictions have the right to move a region backward. Additional phases may be added depending on the state’s COVID-19 situation and vaccine distribution.