COVID-19 Update: More businesses re-open

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Your Update on What's Happening at the King County Council  

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Earlier this week, Gov. Jay Inslee issued guidance to allow for vehicle and vessel sales, drive-through car washes, and drive-in religious services. Today, Inslee issued protocols allowing retail stores to offer curb-side pickup and allowing landscapers and pet walkers to return to work.

There’s no doubt that these are uncertain times for all. We are all eager to know when we can get back to our pre-pandemic lives, but it is still important to maintain social distancing efforts—especially because the latest report from the Institute for Disease Modeling is indicating that the COVID-19 transmission rate could be rising across King County.

A piece of good news is that today—just in time for the sunshine—King County parks, including regional and backcountry trails, are officially open. Keep in mind that facilities such as restrooms remain closed, and no organized activities are allowed. For more information, visit the King County Parks website.

Stay safe,

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Reagan Dunn
Vice Chair
Metropolitan King County Council

Washington State Parks Open for Public Use

This week, more than 100 Washington state parks re-opened. Visit our resource page to see what is and isn’t open .

If you intend to head out, the state asks you to:

  • Stay close to home.
  • Check the status of your favorite park or trail head before heading out.
  • Come prepared with your own hand-washing supplies.
  • Follow State Parks’ guidelines for responsible recreation.

…and don’t plan on bathrooms being open!

Please note that camping is not yet re-opened. Beaches and camping have been identified in Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s reopening plan.