“Gov. Inslee announces statewide mask requirement for Washington”
“According to the governor’s office, a public health order from Secretary of Health John Wiesman will take effect Friday, making masks mandatory in indoor or outdoor public places, with some exceptions.
“Some people are exempt from the requirement: people who are deaf or hard of hearing, while they’re communicating, and children under the age of 2. Children ages 3 to 5 are not required to wear facial coverings, but it’s strongly recommended.
“The governor’s office also said there will be times when it’s appropriate to take off a mask, such as sitting at a restaurant at a safe distance from others, or during solo recreation or recreation with household members,” by Alexis Krell, Debbie Cockrell, The Olympian. Read more