Washington governor Jay Inslee held a press conference on 2/17/22 and announced that on March 21, 2022, the state will no longer require masks in public indoor spaces (including workplaces) and schools. The following proclamations from the governor have been updated:
The governor said the state will continue to require masks in health care settings, long-term care settings, and correctional facilities. The governor noted that the federal government requires masks on public transit and school buses. You can watch the governor’s press conference here (the announcement on masks begins at 18:30 on the video). The governor also posted a press release about the changes.
Tips: Once the general indoor mask mandate expires, you’ll have the option to impose your own mask requirements, if you wish. Either way, you should communicate your plans to your employees. You should also monitor any local requirements. Questions? Contact your Vigilant Law Group employment attorney.