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COVID19 covid-19 Safe Start phase reopening reopens

Pierce County's Safe Start status: Phase 2

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Work together to stay healthy during every phase.

COVID19_Safe Start PHASE 2_Infographic_Phase 2As we move through the phases of Safe Start, we must work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It is more important than ever that you:

  • Maintain physical distance of six feet from others when required.
    • Wear a face covering when in public spaces.
  • Practice good hygiene.
  • Stay home when you’re sick.

What Phase 2 means for you

People at higher-risk of poor health outcomes from COVID-19, such as those over 65, people with compromised immune systems, and those with underlying conditions should continue to stay home and stay healthy. Everyone’s health is different. You should talk with your health care provider if you have questions about your health.

Gov. Inslee eased restrictions on many activities for everyone else:


Social gatherings:
  • Choose five friends or non-household members you would also like to see regularly. When you play, eat out, visit, or otherwise socialize, try to limit your close contacts to this group. You can reduce the risk of infection while enjoying more Phase 2 freedom.

Spiritual gatherings:

  • Up to 100 people can meet outside for faith-based gatherings. That number doesn’t include staff.
  • Limit indoor services to 200 people or 25% capacity, whichever is less.
  • Spiritual gatherings


  • Travel for essential businesses and services and non-essential travel for all recreation, business and employment needs, and social and spiritual gatherings allowed in Phase 2.



  • Can children play on playground equipment or sports courts?
  • How can I prepare to reopen my business?
  • Is safe distancing still important at playgrounds?
  • My business isn’t listed on the phased approach chart, and I don’t see any guidance. Where can I find more information?
  • Once Pierce County moves to the next phase, do I need approval from the health department to reopen my business?
  • What parks are open?
  • When can my business open?
  • Where can I find my industry specific guidance?