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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Governor Inslee signs new COVID-19 order for phased re-opening of Washington's economy

While Stay Home, Stay Healthy is being extended to the end of May, the governor announced the Safe Start plan which amends some components of the original order and allow for a start to re-open the state.  Safe Start sets a careful approach to emerging from the pandemic. It allows for modifications of business closures and physical distancing measures while minimizing the health impacts of COVID-19.

Through the Washington “Safe Start” plan, more businesses and activities would re-open in phases with adequate social distancing measures and health standards in place. Each phase will be at least three weeks — data and metrics will determine when the state can move from one phase to another.

Read the full Safe Start policy plan here.

Washington's phased approach

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