Statewide mask orders to end March 21
Last updated 2/23/2022 at 1:12pm
Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health Umair Shah have announced that the statewide orders requiring face coverings in public will be ending.
The mandate for events with more than 500 people will expire Feb. 18 and the broader orders will end on March 21, in most indoor settings, including K-12 schools and childcare facilities. Masks will still be required in health care settings such as hospitals, outpatient and dental offices, long-term care settings, and correctional facilities.
Businesses and local governments can still choose to implement vaccination or face mask requirements for work...