Gov. Jay Inslee announced the order will end nearly three years after he first issued it.
Rep. Robert Sutherland and five colleagues fought a requirement barring access to the House floor unless vaccinated
King County’s indoor mandate will end at the same time.
They’ll still be required in some places, but Washington is following several other states now lifting mandates.
Governor said he’ll say exactly when next week. Meanwhile, a pause on elective surgeries will end Feb. 17.
King County health officials say 1 in 7 ICU and acute-care hospital beds are occupied by a COVID patient.
Exactly how many people will be out of work for ignoring Gov. Jay Inslee’s vaccine mandate isn’t known yet.
A surge in vaccinations has eased concern about service slowdowns ahead of a Monday deadline.
Governor’s mask order takes effect Sept. 13.
An agreement between the state and their union also provides for some leeway in meeting the deadline.