WCHD Provider Advisory: Secretary of Health Mask order for Healthcare Settings continues

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The Statewide Face Covering Order issues by the Washington State Secretary of Health will remain in place for health care and long term-care settings as well as correctional facilities after the state of emergency ends Oct 31.


  • Order 20-03.9 requires face masks in health care and long-term care settings regardless of the county’s COVID-19 level and in correctional and jail facilities when COVID-19 level is medium or high in the county where the facility is located.