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Masks mandatory starting Friday

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Series: Coronavirus | Story 153

Last updated 7/3/2020 at 2:53pm

David Pan

People will be required to wear masks when in public spaces starting on Friday, June. 26.

Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health John Wiesman on Tuesday, June 23, announced a statewide mandatory face covering order that will take effect Friday, June 26.

In a news conference and subsequent news release, Inslee said the order comes after a Saturday announcement of a mandatory mask proclamation for Yakima County starting this week. The order was in response to reports of increasing case counts and a potential overwhelming of the county's health care system.

Every Washingtonian must wear a facial covering when in a public space, as mandated by the public health order signed by Wies...

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