Masks mandatory starting Friday
Governor: 'Until a vaccine or cure is developed, this is going to be one of our best defenses'
Last updated 7/3/2020 at 2:53pm
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...