King County is in Phase 2 of the state's Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery plan. Effective Feb. 1, 2021.

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Update 1/28: On January 28, Governor Inslee announced King County and the Puget Sound Region will move to Phase 2 of the state's Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery plan on Monday, Feb. 1. based on new criteria that requires regions meet three of the state’s four metrics. Read the Governor's announcement.

Phase 2 allows for additional indoor activities, including dining, fitness, museums and more at 25 percent capacity. As we face new more contagious COVID-19 variants, we must stay as vigilant as ever to keep businesses open and COVID activity trending down. In addition to wearing well-fitted masks and social distancing, Public Health—Seattle & King County encourages businesses and facilities operating indoors to prioritize ventilation and air flow, plus outdoor, takeout and curbside offerings. For activities and gatherings allowed in Phase 2 that require advanced planning, such as wedding and funeral receptions for example, keep in mind that the state evaluates our region’s status every two weeks and can move us back to Phase 1, if we aren’t meeting their criteria.

Learn what workplaces, community and faith-based organizations, schools and childcare, and residents in King County need to know, plus important COVID-19 resources for you or your business.

What's Open?

Phase 2 - Healthy Washington

Updated Jan. 29


Phase 2

Social and at-home gathering size - indoor

Max of 5 people from outside your household, limit 2 households

Social and at-home gathering size - outdoor

Max of 15 people from outside your household, limit 2 households

Worship services

Indoor maximum 25% capacity

Retail stores (includes farmers' markets, grocery and convenience stores, pharmacies)

Maximum 25% capacity, encourage curbside pick-up

Professional services

Indoor maximum 25% capacity

Eating and drinking establishments (establishments only serving individuals 21+ and no food remain closed)

Indoor dining available 25% capacity, end alcohol service/delivery at 11 PM. Outdoor or open-air dining available, max 6 per table, limit 2 households per table

Weddings and funerals

Ceremonies and indoor receptions, wakes, or similar gatherings in conjunction with such ceremonies are permitted and must follow the appropriate venue requirements. If food or drinks are served, eating and drinking requirements apply. Dancing is prohibited.

Indoor recreation and fitness establishments (includes gyms, fitness organizations, indoor recreational sports, indoor pools, indoor K-12 sports, indoor sports, indoor personal training, indoor dance, no-contact martial arts, gymnastics, climbing)

Low and moderate risk sports competitions permitted (no tournaments). High risk sports permitted for practice and training. Fitness and training and indoor sports maximum 25% capacity.

Outdoor sports and fitness establishments (Outdoor fitness organizations, outdoor recreational sports, outdoor pools, outdoor parks and hiking trails, outdoor campsites, outdoor K-12 sports, outdoor sports, outdoor personal training, outdoor dance, outdoor motorsports)

Low, moderate, and high-risk sports competitions allowed (no tournaments), maximum 200 including spectators.

Indoor entertainment establishments (includes aquariums, indoor theaters, indoor arenas, indoor concert halls, indoor gardens, indoor museums, indoor bowling, indoor trampoline facilities, indoor cardrooms, indoor entertainment activities of any kind, indoor event spaces)

Maximum 25% capacity or 200 people, whichever is less. If food or drinks are served, eating and drinking requirements apply.

Outdoor entertainment establishments (includes zoos, outdoor gardens, outdoor aquariums, outdoor theaters, outdoor stadiums, outdoor event spaces, outdoor arenas, outdoor concert venues, rodeos)

Groups of 15, limit 2 households per group, maximum 200 including spectators for events.

Note: Live entertainment is no longer prohibited but must follow guidance above for the appropriate venue. Long-term care facilities, professional and collegiate sports remain governed by their current guidance/proclamations separate from this plan.

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