King County Continues in Phase 3 Until May 6

Today, state officials undertook the first three-week review of Healthy Washington metrics. The county-by-county review of case count and hospitalization trends found King County within the required metrics.

The next review will take place on Monday, May 3 with any changes to Phases taking effect Friday, May 7. As such, King County will remain in Phase 3 through May 6. For King County COVID-19 case information and other data, check out the county’s data dashboards.

Last Friday, the governor announced an update to the Healthy Washington criteria, determining that “In order to move down one phase, a county must fail both metrics for case counts and hospitalizations. Under the previous plan, a county only needed to fail one metric to move back a phase.”

The review did see three counties roll back to Phase 2 (Pierce, Cowlitz, and Whitman). See this post for more on today’s county-by-county review and rollbacks.

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