Governor Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health John Wiesman announced a statewide mandatory face covering order. Beginning June 26, face coverings or cloth masks will be required in indoor public spaces and in outdoor public spaces when unable to physically distance from others.
Individuals may remove face coverings under certain circumstances, including communicating with a person who is deaf or hard of hearing; while outdoors in public areas, provided that a distance of six feet is maintained from people who are not members of their household; and while eating or drinking at a restaurant.
There are specific exemptions for those who may be adversely impacted by wearing a facial covering. As listed on the state’s coronavirus.wa.gov website, these exemptions include those with certain medical conditions and children under the age of two, who should not wear a face covering. Caregivers of children age two, three, and four are encouraged to have the children wear face coverings in public with supervision, but they are not required to.
The Snoqualmie Police Department will continue to educate and advise the public about the importance of face coverings and the governor’s mandate.
Where to Get Masks in Snoqualmie
Residents can pick up free face masks in the Snoqualmie Fire Station downstairs lobby, 37600 SE Snoqualmie Parkway, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Masks are also available at the Snoqualmie Police Station, 34825 SE Douglas St, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Businesses can get free masks for their employees from the SnoValley Chamber of Commerce. Contact Kelly Coughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More Information about Face Coverings
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City of Snoqualmie