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Gov. Inslee Announces A New Mask Guidance For WA State

Jennifer Moreno Jennifer Moreno

New Mask Guidance WA State

Mask up! Gov. Inslee recommends wearing a face mask in every indoor setting, even if you’re vaccinated.

Vaccinated or not, the recommendation is to wear a face mask in every indoor setting where chances of transmission are higher. The Delta variant worries experts because WA State is currently suffering a rise in COVID-19 cases.

“Numbers are going up, and vaccination rates have flatlined”

The Delta strain has rapidly become the dominant variant in the state. According to health experts, 96% of new cases have been due to this dangerous variant.

According to Gov. Inslee, indoor masks will be required for all K -12 schools, and for those who are already vaccinated masking up in indoor spaces is a recommendation for now, not a requirement. The governor said that the best way to fight this COVID rise is for everyone to get vaccinated, but in the meantime other measures are necessary.

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“People who are unvaccinated right now are a danger to their fellow citizens,” he said.

The state’s goals are to minimize the COVID-19 transmission among students and staff in K-12 schools, require staff and students to wear face coverings regardless of their vaccination status, keep social distancing in classrooms and common areas.

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