OPMA and PRA COVID-19 Requirements Rescinded Effective June 1, 2022
Tired of reminding speakers that they are trying to talk while “on mute” during a public meeting? For the past two years, there have been several emergency proclamations issued by Governor Inslee under the Proclamation 20-28 series mandating certain requirements for municipal agencies subject to the Open Public Meetings Act (“OPMA”) and the Public [...]
Updated Mask Requirements for Large Outdoor Events
On Monday, September 13, 2021, the State Secretary of Health has issued Order 20-03.5 which adds the requirement for people to wear face coverings when at outdoor events or gatherings attended by 500 or more people regardless of vaccination status. The Department of Health also strongly recommends that everyone wear a face covering in [...]
The Mask Mandate is Back and Vaccinations Will be Required for Education and Childcare Providers – Will this Impact your Government Agency or Business?
Masks: On Wednesday, August 18, 2021, Governor Inslee announced a new statewide indoor mask mandate in response to the rising COVID19 hospitalization rates across the state. The mandate applies to everyone regardless of their vaccination status. The mandate will take effect Monday, August 23, 2021. The mask mandate will apply to most indoor public [...]
Gov. Inslee Mandates Vaccinations for Employees and Volunteer Health Care Providers by October 18, 2021
By: Richard A. Davis III and Matt T. Paxton On August 9, 2021, Governor Jay Inslee issued Proclamation 21-14 requiring state employees and health care and long-term care providers to be fully vaccinated by October 18, 2021. Proclamation 21-14 applies to all workers for state agencies and most health care providers working or volunteering for [...]