Gov. Jay Inslee released additional guidance on Tuesday that updates Washington’s Safe Start phased reopening plan.
This memo builds upon guidance released last week and provides updated information related to gatherings, live entertainment, restaurants and taverns, weddings and funerals, and other activities.
In the announcement, the governor extended the pause indefinitely on counties moving ahead in the Safe Start Washington plan.
As part of the update, Gov. Inslee clarified rules effective August 10 for weddings and funerals in all phases, stating that
The announcement Tuesday marks the second time the pause has been extended since it was implemented earlier this month.
Seventeen counties are currently in phase three of a four-part reopening process, 17 are in the second stage, and five are in a modified phase one.
More than 54,200 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Washington state and at least 1,548 have died.
Read the full memo here. A full list of guidance from the governor’s office is available here.