Safe Start Washington
As stated in the Safe Start Washington plan, “Governor Jay Inslee, in collaboration with the Washington State Department of Health, has established a data-driven approach to reopen Washington and modify physical distancing measures while minimizing the health impacts of COVID-19.”
The Department of Health and local public health officials will monitor data to assess our state’s readiness for safely reopening and modifying physical distancing measures. In addition to a low and decreasing disease burden, readiness must be achieved in four key areas to proceed from the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order to a full reopening of the state.
Four key areas to be achieved:
- Healthcare system readiness
- Testing capacity and availability
- Case and contact investigations, and
- Ability to protect high-risk populations.
Phase 2 — With Restrictions
Although King County is officially in Phase 2 of Safe Start, there are new temporary restrictions.
What's open? What's not?
More information is available at www.coronavirus.wa.gov.