Gov. Jay Inslee on Feb. 11 announced that five new regions can move into Phase 2 on Sunday, Feb. 14. Those new regions are:
“The Governor’s announcement today to move most of the state to Phase 2 is great news for public health and for our industry,” said Washington Hospitality Association President and CEO Anthony Anton. “In the areas of our state that have been reopened, we’ve seen cases continue to drop as gatherings have moved to regulated, safe establishments. Yet we know we have more work to do: We must allow safe gathering spaces in every area of the state. We are committed to working with the Governor on reopening, determining stable metrics, and mapping a path to 50 percent indoor capacity to stop the spread of COVID.”
The Puget Sound and West Regions have been in Phase 2 since Feb. 1. Only one region, the South Central region will still be in Phase 1 after Monday.
“We want to express our support for the South Central region,” Anton said. “They’ve been disproportionately impacted by COVID shutdowns throughout the pandemic, and we know the businesses there are struggling. The communities have done fantastic work to drop their case counts over the past three weeks. We will work with the Governor to understand why the region isn’t joining the rest of the state in reopening and how we can work toward a positive solution.”
In Phase 2, there is an easing of restrictions, allowing indoor dining at 25 % occupancy. Fitness centers open at 25 % capacity and the size of wedding and funeral attendance increases. Find the latest guidance for restaurants, taverns, wineries, distilleries and breweries here. If you operate a bowling alley, here are your guidelines.
You can also follow the Open-Air Dining Guidance.
Whatcom County Moves to Phase 2 of Healthy Washington Plan
Data released today by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) enables the North Region, which includes Whatcom County, to move to Phase 2 of the Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery Reopening Plan.
Read full news release from the Whatcom County Health Department here: Click Here
Will 25% be enough for you to battle back?
Governor Inslee, with his constantly moving benchmarks, is allowing most of the state to move to phase 2. For now. The data is old. The standards are arbitrary. Governor Inslee is not listening to the people. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH Sign the "Declaration to OPEN" HERE
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