Inslee announces updated religious, faith-based services guidance

Modified Phase 1, Phase 2 allow indoor services at 25% capacity or 200 people, whichever is less

Inslee announces updated religious, faith-based services guidance

Gov. Jay Inslee announced updated health guidance for religious and faith-based services on Thursday, June 18, as more counties move forward under Washington’s Safe Start recovery plan.

Phase 3 would permit indoor capacity of 50% or 400 people, whichever is less, according to a Office of the Governor’s news release. Health requirements for social distancing and facial coverings will remain the same as the guidance for previous phases.

For services taking place in modified Phase 1 and Phase 2 counties, indoor services at 25% capacity or 200 people, whichever is less. In health guidance for services taking place in Phase 1 counties, only outdoor services are permitted, with no more than 100 attendees.

King County has been in a modified Phase 1 for two weeks. King County officials applied to the state Department of Health this week to move into Phase 2. A state decision is expected by Friday, June 19.

Find the full religious and faith-based services guidance document by clicking here.

For guidelines on businesses and workers, click here.


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@rentonreporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.rentonreporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Northwest

File photo
Snow Lake, located near Snoqualmie Pass in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
Washington releases new forest plan

It outlines ways the state will protect and maintain forest health.

King County Council has nine members who each represent a district. Courtesy of kingcounty.gov
King County Council passes $12.59 billion biennial budget

King County Council on Nov. 17 passed a $12.59 billion biennial budget… Continue reading

Tim Eyman get in some last minute campaigning for I-976 in downtown Bellevue on the afternoon of Nov. 5, 2019. File photo
Eyman fights allegation he repeatedly broke campaign laws

In a lawsuit, the state accuses the prolific initiative promoter of getting kickbacks.

t
Inslee issues travel advisory for Washington

Joins Oregon and California governors asking residents to limit travel; self-quarantine

Stock photo
State to spend $24 million to purchase computing devices for students

COVID-19 relief funds for students still needing computers across Washington

The first part of Cascadia Paranormal Investigation's exploration of the Black Diamond Cemetery involved trying to find all the non-paranormal explanations for the phenomenon some people have reported at the site before sitting down with their arsenal of electronics to find any evidence of ghosts or spirits. Their investigation led founder Kyle Richmond to the resting place of Dr. Howard Botts and his wife, Phrania. Photos by Ray Miller-Still
Washington’s most haunted: Ghost hunters head to Black Diamond Cemetery

Cascadia Paranormal Investigations is a new research group.

t
Prices going up for Puget Sound Energy natural gas customers

COVID-19 pandemic increases natural gas prices

Stock photo
COVID-19 activity intensifying across Washington state

Higher rates in Western and Eastern Washington

Stock photo
800,000 ballots returned so far to King County Elections

55% of 1.4 million registered voters; turnout expected to hit 90%

Aaron Kunkler/staff photoAlvin Sweet is a resident of Martin Court in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. Martin Court is a former motel which was transformed into a supportive housing complex two decades ago. New funding from King County’s Health through Housing ordinance could expand this type of program across the county.
King County wants to buy motels for emergency, affordable housing

The concept has proven results in addressing homelessness.

Stock photo
U.S. Senate committee report calls unfair practices by tech companies a threat to local news

Report shows total newspaper revenue will have dropped by nearly 70% by end of 2020