Washington State Gov Jay Inslee says Washington State will open fully June 30th even if the state doesn’t reach it’s 70% vaccinated goal. Currently, 63% of residents have received at least their 1st dose. Secretary of Health Dr. Umair Shah says this will most likely increase due to incentives. (according to Kiro7)
Republicans J.T. Wilcox and John Braun have been pushing Inslee to open the state immediately and not wait until the 30th. Many Republican states have open successfully including Texas, Tennessee, and Florida.
The Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board recently announced the approval of the “Joints for Jabs” incentive program. It allows participating cannabis retailers the ability to provide 1 joint for individuals 21 or older. The program expires July 12, 2021. (Statement)
King County rates are coming down. The bad news according to Dr. Dr. Jeff Duchin, “Our outbreak is being felt primarily by the unvaccinated,” and “97% or more of current cases are among unvaccinated people. That means if you’re unvaccinated your risk of COVID-19 is actually higher now that it was last Memorial Day.” (KomoNews). Kent and Auburn are considered higher volume areas in King County.
You can review the daily COVID-19 outbreak summary here.