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City of Gig Harbor COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: June 23, 2020

Face Coverings Required in Washington State

Effective Friday, June 26, a statewide order requires individuals to wear a face covering in indoor public spaces such as stores, offices and restaurants. The order also requires face coverings outdoors when you can't stay 6 feet apart from others.

There are exemptions, including people with certain disabilities or health conditions, people who are deaf or hard of hearing, and children under the age of 5 (though it’s encouraged to have children ages 3-5 wear a covering if possible). There are also situations when you can remove your face covering, such as when seated at a restaurant or when recreating alone.


You do not need to wear a cloth face covering in your home when you are only with people in your household, or when you are alone in your car. You do not need to wear one when you are outdoors and people are far apart.


Violation of the statewide mask order is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 90 days in jail and up to a $1,000 fine. 


For more information, please visit coronavirus.wa.gov.

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