Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said the state’s stay-at-home order will be allowed to expire this Sunday.
“Under this approach, counties will have more flexibility to demonstrate that they have the capability to stay on top of the virus,” Inslee said at a news conference Friday.
The earliest coronavirus hotspots in the United States were in Washington, but Inslee said enough progress has been made to allow more activities.
“This does not mean, obviously, that we’re returning to normal,” Inslee said. “It means that, three months to the day after we declared a state of emergency, we’re successfully moving forward.”
Inslee said counties with few cases may be able to move into phase three soon, but the earliest date would be June 3.