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Snohomish, Pierce Counties approved for Phase 2, King County gets ‘modified’ Phase 1

Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith and Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers. (KIRO Radio, Hanna Scott)

Snohomish and Pierce Counties have officially been approved by the Washington Department of Health to move into Phase 2 of reopening. King County also received approval Friday to move into a “modified” Phase 1.

In Phase 2, Snohomish and Pierce Counties will be allowed to reopen dine-in service at restaurants with 50% capacity, as well as barbershops, salons, tattoo parlors, and in-store retail. This will be effective immediately.

King County’s modified Phase 1 allows it to reopen dine-in service at restaurants at 25% capacity, with outdoor dining at 50%. In-store retail in King County will also be able to resume at 15% capacity. Barbershops, salons, nail salons, and tattoo parlors will be allowed to operate at 25% capacity.

Just five counties remain in a standard Phase 1. Twenty-six are in Phase 2, and seven have been approved to move into Phase 3.

This is a developing story — stay tuned for more details as they arrive

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