Safe Start Washington

As stated in the Safe Start Washington plan, “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.”

The Department of Health and local public health officials will monitor data to assess our state’s readiness for safely reopening and modifying physical distancing measures. In addition to a low and decreasing disease burden, readiness must be achieved in four key areas to proceed from the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order to a full reopening of the state.
Four key areas to be achieved: 

  • Healthcare system readiness
  • Testing capacity and availability
  • Case and contact investigations, and
  • Ability to protect high-risk populations.

Phase 2 — Current

This is a chart showing what activities will be allowed in phase 2 of the Safe Start Plan of GovernoMore information is available at