Current Mandates and Health Orders

Safer Gatherings

Starting June 30, the State of Washington is removing 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 WA State Dept. of Labor & Industries and DOH.

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

Guidance for Wearing Masks

  • Masks should be worn any time you are traveling on a plane, bus, train, or other 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 spread 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.

Safer Gatherings

Any of us can carry the virus and not realize we’re spreading it when we talk, cough or sneeze. Regardless of your vaccination status, you should still take steps to protect yourself and others while in public settings. This includes wearing a mask, staying at least six feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.  If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing many things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. Choosing safer activities can help keep you and your loved ones healthy.