Some additional social distancing restrictions are being removed within the state, but other measures will remain in place beyond May 4.
Governor Jay Inslee has said the state has to see more progress in several areas, including the daily number of new coronavirus cases and deaths, before social distancing restrictions can safely be lifted.
He stated that the current stay-at-home order that was enacted March 23 would remain in place beyond May 4 and said he would have more details Friday on a phased-in approach to open the state’s economy.
Inslee announced the state’s first steps to ease certain COVID-19 restrictions including allowing certain low-risk construction projects to restart and allowing the partial re-opening of some outdoor recreation activities
The governor has also discussed the state’s approach to easing restrictions, which is based on several factors including:
Learn more at the Governor’s Medium page.