Mask mandate to be lifted March 12
Last updated 3/3/2022 at 5:17pm
With declining case rates and hospitalizations across the west, California, Oregon and Washington are moving together to update their masking guidance.
After 11:59 p.m. on March 11, the three states will be adopting new indoor mask policies and move from mask requirements to mask recommendations in schools.
State policies do not change federal requirements, which still include masks on public transit.
Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee:
"We've continued to monitor data from our state Department of Health, and have determined we are able to adjust the timing of our statewide mask requirement. Wh...