Current COVID-19 Guidance and Restrictions
King County is in Phase 2 of the state's Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery plan.
Update 2/12: On February 11, Governor Inslee announced King County and the Puget Sound Region will remain in Phase 2 of the state's Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery plan. The region is currently meeting all of the state's four metrics.
Phase 2 allows for 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.
Phase 2 - Healthy Washington
Updated Feb. 17
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
Indoor maximum 25% capacity
Retail stores (includes farmers' markets, grocery and convenience stores, pharmacies)
Maximum 25% capacity, encourage curbside pick-up
Indoor maximum 25% capacity
Eating and drinking establishments (establishments only serving individuals 21+ and no food remain closed)
Weddings and funerals
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)
Indoor team training, practices, and competitions allowed for low and moderate risk sports. Indoor team practices, training and intra-team competitions allowed for high risk sports. The occupancy of the facility may not exceed 25 percent or 200 people max.
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)
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)
Outdoor entertainment establishments (includes zoos, outdoor gardens, outdoor aquariums, outdoor theaters, outdoor stadiums, outdoor event spaces, outdoor arenas, outdoor concert venues, rodeos)
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.
Current Guidance available in-language:
Chinese, Simplified: www.kingcounty.gov/covid/chinese/current-simp
Chinese, Traditional: www.kingcounty.gov/covid/chinese/current-trad