Governor Jay Inslee, in collaboration with the Washington State Department of Health, has
established a data-driven approach to reopen Washington and modify physical distancing
measures while minimizing the health impacts of COVID-19.
This approach reduces the risk of COVID-19 to Washington’s most vulnerable populations and
preserves capacity in our health care system, while safely opening up businesses and resuming
gatherings, travel, shopping, and recreation. The plan involves assessing COVID-19 activity in the
state along with health care system readiness, testing capacity and availability, case and contact
investigations, and ability to protect high-risk populations.