Inslee announces update to spectator event guidance

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Gov. Jay Inslee today approved an update to the guidance documents for spectator events to help bring these events in line with other occupancy restrictions in Phase 3 of the Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery plan. The changes are effective immediately.

Under the new spectator events guidance:

  • The occupancy percentage for outdoor venues is increased from 25% to 50%, the cap of 9,000 spectators will remain in place.
  • The requirement for a separate entrance/exit for vaccinated spectators is removed.

As a reminder of our current guidance, spectator events includes stadiums, motorsports racetracks, rodeos, and similar venues with ticketed individual designated seating capability. Each facility must have a plan for handling congestion to reduce crowding at entrance and exits, parking facilities, stairs and elevators, and any areas where lines form. In unvaccinated sections, tickets may be sold in groups of up to 15. No social distancing is required for members of the same group. Each group of up to 15 spectators must be 6 feet away from other groups unless they’re seated in a vaccinated only section.

Read the full spectator guidance here.

See all reopening guidance here.

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