Washington set to fully reopen, lift all COVID restrictions Wednesday
SPOKANE, Wash. — We are just days away from Washington fully reopening — on Wednesday, COVID restrictions will be lifted statewide.
There is still an opportunity for the state to reopen a bit earlier, but as the vaccination rate is slowing down closer to the finish line—Washington is currently around 68.2%—Wednesday will likely mark the end of the state’s restrictions.
Starting Wednesday, venues will be finally be able to reopen to 100% capacity, from movie theaters and restaurants to sport venues and retail stores.
This move does not mean the State of Emergency is over. This first step is a measure to get the state’s economy moving again while we transition back to normalcy in other areas like education and rental properties.
The one metric of concern since we moved to Phase 3 was Washington’s overall ICU capacity. If at any point the state’s hospitals reached 90%, Governor Inslee said he would roll back restrictions.
Washington has remained between 75.4% and 83.5% capacity since then.
PAST COVERAGE: Washington on track to fully reopen its economy by June 30
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