Schools can scoot desks to 3-feet apart

Inslee lifts restrictions on social distance


Last updated 3/30/2021 at 12:48pm

Gov. Jay Inslee has updated the Children's Mental Health Crisis proclamation related to in-person education physical distancing guidelines.

The update will permit Washington's K-12 school districts to follow the new CDC guidance allowing physical distancing in classrooms of 3 feet. Schools are still allowed to maintain the previously recommended 6 feet physical distancing, if they so choose.

"This order will allow school districts the flexibility to make the best choices for their students, teachers and families," Inslee said at a press conference Thursday, where he announced the update. "T...

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