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More counties in danger of moving back a phase

Apr 29, 2021 | Entertainment Reopening Guide, Hotel COVID-19 Operations Guide, Restaurant Reopening Guide

Gov. Jay Inslee will announce that some counties are moving back a phase on Tuesday. The Washington Hospitality Association has been tracking Healthy Washington—Roadmap to Recovery metrics. Some counties are reporting high coronavirus case counts and hospitalization numbers that put them at risk of moving back to Phase 2. This link can provide you with the most updated information on your county.

These numbers are changing a lot each day so this still could go either way: no county should be interpreted as safe. The governor re-evaluates these numbers every three weeks: if you move back a phase next week, the next evaluation to move forward will be May 24.

As of April 29, the following counties are likely moving back to Phase 2:

  • Stevens
  • Franklin
  • Grant
  • King
  • Kitsap
  • Skagit
  • Spokane

It is too soon to tell for the following counties:

  • Kittitas
  • Benton
  • Chelan
  • Lewis
  • Snohomish
  • Whatcom
  • Yakima

Counties already in Phase 2:

  • Cowlitz, too close to call for Phase 1 or 2
  • Pierce, likely staying in Phase 2
  • Whitman, likely staying in Phase 2

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