Current Mandates and Health Orders

Safer Gatherings

Starting June 30, the State of Washington removed most COVID-19 restrictions.

This means that most businesses and organizations may choose to operate as they did before the COVID-19 pandemic with no capacity limits or physical distancing requirements. However, COVID-19 is still present in our communities. Any organization or business may choose to maintain capacity limits or physical distancing and may require masks – and these are required in some settings. There are three orders and two proclamations in place related to masks.  To view the latest guidance, visit the WA State Dept. of Labor & Industries and DOH.

To view the latest travel advisories, visit CDC. To learn more about Washington's reopening guidance, visit Washington Ready.

Guidance for Wearing Masks

  • CDC recommends wearing a face mask when traveling on a plane, bus, train, or another form of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.
  • If someone in your household is infected, people in the household should take precautions including wearing masks to avoid spreading to others.
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before putting on your mask.
  • Masks may not be necessary when you are outside by yourself away from others, or with people who live in your household.  However, some areas may have mask mandates while out in public, so please check the rules in your local area (such as in your city, county, or state). Additionally, check whether any federal mask mandates apply to where you will be going.

Certain groups of people who may find it difficult to wear a mask

Some people should not wear cloth face coverings: 

  • Children under two years of age. 
  • People who have disabilities that prevent them from comfortably wearing or taking off face coverings or prevent them from communicating while wearing face coverings. 
  • People who have respiratory conditions or breathing trouble.
  • People who have been told by a medical, legal, or behavioral health professional not to wear face coverings.