Safe Start Washington Guides State's Reopening

Safe Start Guides State's Reopening
Posted on 05/13/2020
The State of Washington has established a data-driven approach called Safe Start Washington to reopen Washington and modify physical distancing measures while minimizing the health impacts of COVID-19. 

PHASED APPROACH TO REOPENING WASHINGTON AND MODIFYING PHYSICAL DISTANCING MEASURES

Coronavirus

Phase I of reopening Washington began on May 5, 2020. When COVID-19 disease burden is low and decreasing and the four above capabilities are met, the governor will issue an order for the state to move into future phases. The state will stay in every phase for a minimum of three weeks. During that time, the Department of Health and the governor will re-evaluate the above indicators and determine if the state should remain in the current phase, advance to the next phase or return to the previous phase. No phase will last less than three weeks before moving to the next phase, in order to allow one complete disease incubation period plus an additional week to compile complete data and confirm trends.

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