Submitted by Washington State Governor

Gov. Jay Inslee announced several changes to the state’s Healthy Washington — Roadmap to Recovery. The governor first announced the regional, phased reopening plan January 6.

The plan will be changed in two ways; first, the evaluation criteria for regions to move from Phase 1 to Phase 2, and the timeframe in which regions can progress.

“We are getting closer to finding our way out of this mess, but we aren’t there yet,” Inslee said during a press conference Thursday. “We have sacrificed too much to let our frustrations get the best of us now when the finish line is in sight, however distant that may seem in our field of vision.”

The changes come after further conversations with public health partners and the state’s increasing vaccination rates.

Phase 2

In accordance with the roadmap, several regions will be eligible to enter Phase 2 beginning Monday. The progression is contingent on whether their metrics continue their positive trends.

Regions moving to Phase 2 effective Monday are:

  • West (Grays Harbor, Pacific, Thurston, Lewis)
  • Puget Sound (Snohomish, King, Pierce)

Read the rest of the story on the governor’s Medium page.

Read the full Healthy Washington — Roadmap to Recovery plan here.

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