King County is Now in Phase 2
Working together, our community has slowed the spread of COVID-19. Now, King County is working to gradually and carefully reopen the local economy and other aspects of daily living.
On July 28, Gov. Jay Inslee paused counties progressing in the reopening phases under the state’s Safe Start plan due to the continued rise of cases and spread of coronavirus statewide. The pause will continue indefinitely.
Continued vigilance, including limiting trips outside the home, social distancing, regular hand washing and wearing face coverings in public is crucial to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and allow us to resume normal economic activity.
See the Safe Start Status and Resources page for an update on phase 2 and the COVID-19 pandemic in King County, plus links to additional Safe Start and COVID-19 resources.
Phase 2: What's Open?
In addition to essential activities, the following are allowed:
Updated on August 4
- Outdoor recreation involving 5 or fewer people outside your household:
- Some sporting activities
- Gather with no more than 5 people outside your household per week.
- Indoor spiritual or religious services up to 25% of capacity or 200 people, whichever is less. (Choirs not allowed.)
- In-home faith-based services or counseling with up to 5 people.
- Weddings and funerals (ceremonies limited to 30 people or 20 percent capacity indoors and outdoors, no receptions)
- Essential travel and travel for activities allowed under Phase 1 and Phase 2.
- Real estate
- Pet grooming
- In-home/domestic services (nannies, housecleaning, etc.)
- Retail (in-store purchases allowed with restrictions)
- Professional services/office- based businesses (telework remains strongly encouraged)
- Personal services (hair and nail salons, barbers, tattoo, etc.)
- Restaurants/taverns (limited seating indoors restricted to members of same household, no bar service)
- Drive-in movie theaters
- Library (curbside pickup)
- Indoor Fitness (gyms, studios, sports facilities, etc.): Social distancing of 300 square feet, face coverings requirements and limit of 5 people or 25% in large facilities