Today, Gov. Jay Inslee announced that starting Monday, July 20, 2020, a limit of 10 people at social gatherings in Washington counties that are in Phase 3, will go into effect as the state sees a rise in COVID-19 cases.
King, Pierce and Snohomish counties remain in Phase 2 and the five-person limit per week on social gatherings will remain in place.
For now, the new limit will not apply to weddings, funerals or religious services, or to businesses operating indoors, like gyms or retail stores.
It will apply to social gatherings held outdoors or indoors such as live, in-person concerts, at-home gatherings or other entertainment. The new order also will apply to drive-in concerts.
We urge our community to continue to combine this new mandate with strict adherence to social distancing and the wearing of masks to minimize the spread of COVID-19 at social gatherings and face-to-face encounters. We ask all to come together and slow the spread by following these recommendations.
Gov. Inslee warns that it’s entirely possible more rollbacks while occur if these orders do not reverse the trend. For full details, visit https://coronavirus.wa.gov/.