Gov. Jay Inslee today announced additional requirements for health and dental facilities to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks.
“With the increase in COVID outbreaks in health care facilities, it is important that we continue to protect patients and health workers from contracting COVID in a place where they feel safe, especially as we see COVID activity increasing dramatically across the state.” Inslee said.
Proclamation 20-24.2 amends the existing non-urgent medical and dental procedures proclamation to increase requirements on PPE use, testing of health care professionals, notifications of outbreaks and distancing requirements in non-clinical areas of health facilities.
The proclamation, which goes into effect December 3, 2020, shall remain in effect through the COVID-19 state of emergency.
Read the full proclamation here.