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By Rod Larse
The Journal 

Mask requirement rescinded


Last updated 3/17/2022 at 8:13am

Rod Larse | The Journal

This baking pan was displayed on Sixth Avenue to count down the end of required face coverings in the state. The last day of the countdown was Friday, Mar. 11.

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee rescinded face covering requirements for most indoor spaces, effective March 12. The requirement remains in place for healthcare settings, long-term care facilities and correctional facilities and jails.

Under federal mandates, masks are still required on public transportation, including busses and airplanes. But they are not required on school buses.

Schools have additional guidance concerning COVID-19, including providing quick access to testing. COVID testing will no longer be required for student-athletes.

Anyone testing positive for the virus will be requi...

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