King County approved to move into Phase 2 of its reopening plan

Jun 19 2020, 10:42 am

A month after several other counties in Washington received the green light to move into phase two of reopening their economies, King County has finally been granted permission to follow suit.

In phase two, high-risk populations will continue to stay home. All outdoor recreation involving fewer than five people outside your household can take place, including camping and visiting beaches.

Gatherings of no more than five people outside of your household per week are allowed, and limited non-essential travel is allowed within the proximity of your home.

Remaining manufacturing, new construction, in-home and domestic services, retail, real estate, professional services, and hair and nail salons will be able to open.

Restaurants will be able to open as long as they have a capacity table size no larger than five people. Restaurants will only be allowed to operate at 50% capacity.

The state will continue to wait a minimum of three weeks before moving between each phase.