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Mask mandate ends Saturday

Gov. Jay Inslee announced the state mask mandate will end Saturday.

Inslee announced the new end date Feb. 28 after receiving new guidance from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and continued decreases in hospitalization rates in the state.

Masks won’t be required in schools, child care sites, libraries, restaurants, bars, houses of worship, gyms, recreation centers, indoor athletic areas, grocery stores, businesses and retail establishments. Masks will still be required in health care and medical facilities, long-term care settings, public transit, taxis, rideshare vehicles, corre...


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