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Pierce County enters Phase 2, indoor dining resumes Feb 1


Great news – Gov Jay Inslee announced this afternoon our region is moving to Phase 2.

That means the return of indoor dining. Here’s some helpful info for you:

* Indoor dining can resume at 25 percent capacity. Indoor dining in our region begins on Monday, February 1.

* There are two regions that move to Phase 2 on Monday. They include: West (Grays Harbor, Pacific, Thurston, Lewis) and Puget Sound (Snohomish, King, Pierce).

* 21+ only bars that don’t serve food will remain closed.

Here is where you can find accurate information:

Here is a breakdown of Phase 2 activities, which include indoor dining at 25 percent in restaurants: https://coronavirus.wa.gov/what-you-need-know/safe-start/whats-open

Here’s a list of what will be allowed for activities, including dining, for Phase 2: https://coronavirus.wa.gov/what-you-need-know/safe-start/whats-open

Here’s an article on the governor’s website detailing the changes to the Healthy Washington-Roadmap to Recovery plan: https://www.governor.wa.gov/news-media/inslee-announces-metric-changes-healthy-washington%E2%80%8A-%E2%80%8Aroadmap-recovery

Here is a Medium article with a deeper explanation of the metrics shift allowing regions to enter Phase 2: https://medium.com/wagovernor/inslee-announces-metric-changes-to-healthy-washington-roadmap-to-recovery-36ddf02c88ca

Helpful reopening guidance from Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department: https://www.tpchd.org/healthy-people/diseases/human-coronavirus/covid-19-information-for-reopening