On Friday, Governor Jay Inslee announced updates to the Safe Start Washington reopening plan which includes a modified Phase One allowing certain activities to resume.  King County Executive Dow Constantine confirmed that the County will apply for modified Phase One this Monday, June 1st. Please read the Mayor’s full statement here .  A few details about the modified Phase One include:

  • Restaurants can open with no indoor service and outdoor service allowed at 50% seating capacity if previously permitted to do so
  • In store retail operations can open at 15% capacity with customer services limited to 30 minutes
  • Personal services can operate at 25% of building capacity

You can find the full breakdown of modified Phase One here.  


The Mayor’s Office and OED will continue to amplify information from the State and make materials accessible and in multiple languages as soon as possible.  You can also visit the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) website for additional reopening guidance.  The OED website will also continue to provide links and resource information including