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Gov. Jay Inslee has 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.

Weekly update: On October 6, Inslee announced updated guidance for sports and recreation, including aligning youth and school sports and allowing outdoor race competitions. The announcement also eased some restrictions on restaurants, movie theaters, libraries and real estate.

King County is seeing a rise in cases, and is currently in the High Risk COVID Activity category with more than 75 cases per 100K residents over the past two weeks.

Our goal is to reach a "low level of COVID activity" in King County at 25 cases per 100K in order to safely reopen schools in-person among other activities.

Key indicators for COVID-19 activity in King County