Inslee amends spectator guidelines for events

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has approved changes to the guidance for spectator events as part of Phase 3 of the state’s COVID-19 reopening plan.

Under the new rules, outdoor venues can have 50 percent capacity, up from 25 percent. A cap of 9,000 spectators at any venue will remain in place.

Also, the requirement for a separate entrance/exit for vaccinated spectators has been removed.

The governor has targeted a June 30th date for the state to entirely reopen. That decision is dependent on the state reaching a 70 percent vaccination rate. The full reopening could happen earlier than June 30 if 70% or more of Washingtonians over the age of 16 initiate vaccination.

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