King County Mask Directive Ends

Today marks two weeks since 70% of King County's eligible population (residents 16+) completed their vaccine series. With that, the Public Health Official's directive to continue wearing masks has ended.

King County reminds residents and visitors that:

  • Vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask in most public settings but may choose to do so based on personal considerations.
  • Everyone, vaccinated or not, should continue to keep a mask with them when they go out. Masks will be needed in some indoor spaces.
  • People who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated must continue to wear face coverings when they enter indoor public spaces, according to state guidance. This helps protect not only adults who are unvaccinated, particularly as more contagious variants are spreading, but also children and those with medical conditions that prevent them from getting vaccinated or from being fully protected by vaccines.
  • Businesses are allowed to request or require their customers and employees to wear masks regardless of vaccination status.
  • If there is a surge in COVID-19, masks will be an important tool. Don't throw away those masks!

Follow this link to read King County's press release or for:

  • Questions and answers about re-opening, including more information about mask wearing for workplaces, visit Frequently Asked Questions: kingcounty.gov/safereopen
  • More information about the COVID-19 vaccine, including a full list of vaccination sites and appointment options, visit: kingcounty.gov/vaccine
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