Mason County Approved for Phase Three Reopening
It’s official! Mason County has been approved to move into Phase Three Reopening, effective on Monday, June 22. Here’s a quick video created by The Bellingham Herald showing what that means.
Business sectors listed in Phase Three may reopen only AFTER the state publishes its guidelines for the specific sector and an individual business can implement those guidelines. Those guidelines can be found here. As of June 8, face masks are required for all employees*. Beginning June 26, every Washingtonian* is required to wear a face covering when in an indoor public space or in an outside public space when unable to physically distance from others.
Phase Three Business Activity Guidelines (as of June 22, 2020)
- Template for Phase 3 Businesses – Issued June 5
- Religious and Faith Organizations – issued May 27 (Updated June 18)
- Sporting Activities – issued June 5
- Weddings, Funeral and Memorial Services – issued June 18
No business is required to open. Those who feel that cannot meet the guidelines are encouraged to ask questions and receive assistance from the Economic Development Council of Mason County.
Remember: The goal is to keep people safe while reopening the economy!
WA Department of Health issued approval for Mason County to move to Phase 3 on June 19.