SEATTLE (AP) – The two most populous counties in Washington state have begun outdoor mask mandates due to rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
The directives began Tuesday in King and Pierce Counties, regardless of vaccination status, for people age 5 and older.
The outdoor mask mandate means anyone at large events with 500 or more people must wear a mask.
Last month Gov. Jay Inslee announced a statewide mask mandate for indoor public spaces regardless of vaccination status.