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Grays Harbor County enters phase 3 of state’s ‘Safe Start’ plan

GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY, Wash. — Grays Harbor County has been approved to move into phase 3 of the state’s “Safe Start” plan, officials announced Wednesday.

Health officials with the county said, “As the county continues to progress in reopening phases, citizens in the community need to be mindful that COVID-19 is still present and that exposure may still occur.”

The county has experienced a low rate of cases.

With the new approval of phase 3, people are still being encouraged to stay home as much as possible and limit their contact with others.

Activities like outdoor group recreation are allowed but the maximum number of people that are allowed to gather at one time are 50 or fewer.

Phase 3

High-risk populations: Continue to stay home, stay healthy.

Outdoor: Outdoor group recreational sports activities (5-50 people), recreational facilities at <50% capacity (public pools, etc.).

Gatherings: Allow gatherings with no more than 50 people.

Travel: Resume non-essential travel.

Business/Employers: restaurants <75% capacity, table size no larger than 10, bars at <25% capacity, movie theaters at <50% capacity, government (telework remains strongly encouraged), libraries, museums, all other business activities not yet listed except for nightclubs and events with greater than 50 people.