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Masks required statewide beginning Friday, June 26

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday afternnon that people will be required to wear a mask indoors and outdoors in public spaces if they cannot maintain 6 feet of social distance, starting this Friday.

 
Series: Coronavirus | Story 119

Last updated 6/23/2020 at 6:08pm

People statewide will be legally required to wear a mask when indoors or outdoors in public space if they cannot maintain 6 feet of social distance to help slow the spread of COVID-19, beginning Friday, June 26, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday afternoon.

The statewide order follows a similar order over the weekend for Yakima County, which had seen an uptick in cases and potentially overwhelming its health care system. After other counties in Washington also saw increases in cases, the governor and the state Secretary of Health announced the statewide mandate for mask-wearing.

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