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Skagit County to Remain in Phase 2

Skagit County has not met the  metrics necessary to move to phase 3 and will not be applying to move forward  to Phase 3 until further notice. Read the Skagit County Health Department Press Release.

October 6, 2020 - Governor Inslee announced new and updated industry guidance.

View the changes to the Washington’s Safe Start reopening plan. These changes are effective immediately and allow for more activity in some of the Safe Start phases. You can find additional information, including a link to each of the new and updated guidelines below and online here.

June 26, 2020 - Face Mask Mandate Goes into Effect

Beginning June 26, every Washingtonian in an indoor public space, or in an outside public space when unable to physically distance from others, will be legally required to wear a face covering

Read the Governor’s full order 

June 5, 2020 - Skagit County Moves to Phase 2 of Safe Start plan

Phase 2 is not a total lifting of Stay Home, Stay Healthy restrictions. Skagit County residents and visitors should continue to:

  • Wear a mask in public, as long they are medically able.
  • Avoid large group gatherings, which are still not allowed.
  • Use physical distancing, staying six feet apart from anyone they come in contact with outside their immediate household members.
  • Continue to telecommute, if possible.
  • For those who are higher risk, continue to stay home as much as possible.

Phase 2 allows for the reopening of some in-person retail, professional services, personal services and restaurants with up to fifty percent capacity. Businesses must be able to comply with issued guidelines on physical distancing and hygiene. Additionally, you are now allowed to gather with five or fewer people from outside of your immediate household per week. Gatherings with more people are still prohibited and considered unsafe. For more information and complete guidance on requirements for businesses to reopen, please visit or