Washington State Response to COVID-19

January 5, 2021

Governor Inslee announces “Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery”.   The state will shift to a two-phase system in accordance with regional case counts.  

Beginning on January 11, the state will follow a regional recovery approach with every region beginning in Phase 1.   Clark County is in the Southwest Region along with Wahkiakum, Cowlitz, Skamania and Klickitat counties.  

Read more from the Governor’s Office here.  

Face Covering Requirement

Effective June 26, 2020, a statewide order requires individuals to wear a face covering in indoor public spaces such as stores, offices and restaurants. The order also requires face coverings outdoors when you can’t stay 6 feet apart from others. More information, including a list of exemptions, is available within the links below.  

Governor Inslee and Secretary of Health Wiesman announced a statewide requirement for businesses to require face coverings of all employees and customers, effective July 7, 2020. Wear a Mask; Stay 6' Apart; Wash your Hands

Effective July 25, the requirement extends to all shared spaces (not just those open to the public). This includes condo and apartment hallways, hotel hallways, and shared spaces in university housing and long-term care facilities See the updated facial covering order here.

Customers who are concerned that a business is not adequately enforcing the face mask order or other Safe Start requirements can submit an anonymous complaint to the state here.