[VIDEO] After receiving approval from the Mason County Board of Health and the Mason County Commission Tuesday, Mason County officials have submitted the application for a variance to move from Phase II of the Governor’s Safe Start Washington reopening plan to Phase III.
Here is video of the Mason County Board of Health Special Meeting on the application:
State officials are expected to take several days to review the application and approval is anticipated later this week. However, Mason County officials have stated businesses will be allowed to move to Phase III 48 hours AFTER state approval and are expecting Monday, June 22, 2020 as the date to allow more businesses to reopen.
Official word is expected later this week.
Phase 3 includes allowing gatherings of no more than 50 people, 50 percent capacity at some recreational facilities and movie theaters, and 75 percent capacity at restaurants. Libraries and museums would be allowed to reopen.