OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – Seven counties will be able to move into Phase 2 of the state’s economic reopening plan under changes Gov. Jay Inslee has announced.
Those counties are King, Snohomish, Pierce, Grays Harbor, Thurston, Pacific, and Lewis.
Governor Inslee first announced the latest iteration of the state’s reopening plan earlier this month, which focuses efforts on reopening regions rather than individual counties.
Each region had to meet four metrics in order to advance, including decreases in case rates and hospital admission rates.
Now, they will only have to meet three.