Face Coverings for Businesses

Updated May 20, 2022

While the Washington state mask mandate has been lifted, there are settings where masks are still required. See the following orders to learn about situations where masks must be worn. Please see the Face Coverings page for more information.

Face Covering Orders

General Public Order

This order from the Washington state secretary of health requires Washingtonians to wear a face covering in health care settings, long-term care settings and correctional and jail facilities, with some exceptions.

Workplace Order

Washington employers and employees should continue following workplace guidance for masks and respirators from the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I).

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Order

This order required that travelers wear face coverings on all public transportation including, but not limited to airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, transportation hubs and ride shares. However, as a result of a court order, this order is no longer in effect, and the CDC will not enforce the order. CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings at this time. Learn more