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May 20, 2020

Inslee: More counties can expedite reopening process

  • That leaves 19 counties — including King — that are still in the first phase of the four-stage reopening plan announced earlier this month.
    Associated Press

    OLYMPIA — Ten additional counties in Washington can apply to move to the second stage of the state's economic reopening plan, based on new guidelines announced Tuesday by Gov. Jay Inslee that allows larger counties with fewer new coronavirus cases to open some of their businesses sooner.

    Previously, of the state's 39 counties, only those with a population of less than 75,000 and no new cases of COVID-19 in the last three weeks, among other stipulations, could apply for a quicker reopening.

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