OLYMPIA - Today Washington State Secretary of Health John Wiesman approved 14 counties to move into the next phase of Governor Jay Inslee's Safe Start plan.
Clark, Okanogan, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom counties are approved to move from Phase 1 to Phase 2. King County was approved to move into a modified version of Phase 1. Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Stevens and Wahkiakum counties are approved to move from Phase 2 to Phase 3.
A total of five counties are in Phase 1, one county is in a modified version of Phase 1, 26 counties are in Phase 2 and seven counties are in Phase 3.
Businesses approved to move into a new phase must comply with all health and safety requirements outlined in the guidance to reopen.