All regions move to Phase 2 in time for Valentine’s Day-Updated 2/14/2021
February 13, 2021
UPDATE: FEB. 14, 2021: Gov. Inslee tweeted “Due to a reporting error made by a hospital, the S. Central region was the only one that didn’t move to Phase 2 this week.” With the updated reporting, THE ENTIRE STATE is now in Phase 2 of the Healthy Washington reopening plan.
ORIGINAL POST: On Feb. 11, Gov. Jay Inslee announced additional regions will be moving into Phase 2 of his Healthy Washington reopening plan, starting on Sunday, Feb. 14.
The West and Puget Sound regions will continue in Phase 2. The following regions will move into Phase 2 on Sunday:
- North (Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan, Island)
- North Central (Okanogan, Chelan, Douglas, Grant)
- Northwest (Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason)
- East (Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Lincoln, Spokane, Adams, Asotin, Whitman, Garfield)
- Southwest (Wahkiakum, Cowlitz, Skamania, Clark, Klickitat)
- West (Grays Harbor, Thurston, Pacific, Lewis)
Sadly, the only region not moving to Phase 2 is the South Central region. This includes Ellensburg, Yakima, the Tri-Cities and Walla Walla.
Construction remains open statewide
As noted previously, construction continues to remain open statewide. All regions continue operating under the Construction COVID-19 Job Site Requirements first introduced in May 2020.
For more information about what’s allowed in each phase and the criteria regions must meet to stay in or advance to each phase, review the Governor’s Healthy Washington plan.
At this point, the Governor has not released plans for future phases. BIAW continues to participate in various workgroups and will alert you to any changes as we learn of them.