Two Washington Counties Implement Outdoor Mask Mandates

Two Washington counties are implementing outdoor mask mandates beginning Tuesday, forcing individuals attending large outdoor events to mask up and recommending them to do so in any outdoor situation where they cannot keep a six-foot distance. 

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Washington Reinstates Statewide Indoor Mask Mandate

Washington officially reinstated its statewide indoor mask mandate on Monday —  months after lifting the requirement for fully vaccinated individuals — forcing businesses to discriminate against individuals who are not wearing masks.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 30: A hotel employee wears a mask inside a lobby on July 30, 2021 in Washington, DC. DC Mayor Muriel Bowser restored a COVID-19 indoor mask mandate, regardless of vaccination status, starting Saturday. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)