Masks now required for large outdoor gatherings
Hospital capacity, high transmission levels remain concerning
Last updated 9/17/2021 at 7:12am
Gov. Jay Inslee announced last week that masks will also be required for large outdoor gatherings, in addition to masks being required in most indoor settings.
This expanded mask order took effect statewide on Monday, Sept. 13, and applies to all outdoor venues with 500 or more attendees. This includes festivals, fairs, concerts, and sporting events.
The current statewide indoor mask mandate has been in effect since Aug. 23, requiring that all people over the age of 5 wear a mask in indoor public settings, including places like restaurants, grocery stores, and malls. State and local health...