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Governor Inslee's latest update on COVID-19 efforts - Changes to restaurants, movie theaters, + more

Governor Jay Inslee gave the latest update on the state's COVID-19 efforts today.

Washingtonians have been making great progress in efforts to fight the virus by wearing masks and practicing social distancing in daily activities.

Due to this progress the Governor announced that certain restrictions are being rolled back as we take a more targeted approach to opening activities safely.


  • Restaurants: Will now be allowed to serve alcohol up to 11 p.m. Table size capacities are boosted to 6 for counties in Phase 2 and to 8 for counties in Phase 3, and the household only rule has been removed.

  • Movie Theaters: Now allowed to operate at 25% capacity in Phase 2 and at 50% capacity in Phase 3 counties. Facial coverings and 6 feet of distance between households are required.

  • Libraries: Can reopen indoor operations at 25% capacity in Phase 2.

  • Real Estate: Open houses will be allowed according to each county's size-limit for gatherings.

  • Sports & Outdoor Recreation: The Governor's office will release protocols for a variety of outdoor group sports with more than a dozen participants such as bicycle rides, runs, marathons, kayak/canoe races and others.


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