Inslee issues guidance for higher education and workforce training in Phases 1 and 2

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Gov. Jay Inslee today issued higher education and workforce training requirements in Phase 1 and Phase 2.

These guidelines do not apply generally to higher education institutions; they apply only to workforce training programs that require in-classroom/lab practicums only.

Through the Washington "Safe Start" plan, more businesses and activities will re-open in phases, with adequate safety and health standards in place. Each phase will be at least three weeks.

Additionally, counties with less than 25 new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 residents over a 14-day span can apply to move to Phase 2 of “Safe Start” before other parts of the state. County variance applications will be approved or denied by the secretary of the Department of Health. Twenty-six counties have been approved to move to the next phase.

Guidance documents:

Full list of guidance for all current businesses.

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