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By David Pan 

Businesses respond to new masking directive


Last updated 8/25/2021 at 4:05pm

David Pan

Mike Halter and the rest of the staff at Ace Hardware are wearing masks after the Snohomish Health District issued a new mask directive last week due to increasing COVID-19 case rates.

Here we go again.

Less than two months after Gov. Jay Inslee did away with most COVID-19 restrictions during what was described as a triumphant state reopening, masks are back.

In response to increasing COVID case rates, the Snohomish Health District issued a new masking directive that took effect Thursday, Aug. 12. The district said everyone 5 years of age and up in Snohomish County must wear a face covering within indoor public spaces.

The order applies to indoor spaces open to the public, including retail, grocery stores, government buildings, and other businesses and places where member...

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