Fifteen Washington counties are advised to mask up due to new cases and increasing hospitalizations.
The political leaders of Alaska, Idaho, and Montana are living consequence free. Compassion should have limits.
Vaccination rate is 59.7% in areas with the lowest number of new COVID cases versus 41% in the areas with the highest.
COVID vaccination rates are increasing again as concern over the Delta variant grows - no change in mask guidance.
COVID is spreading rapidly through unvaccinated regions as the two Americas divide widens.
Vaccinated King County residents can unmask in most cases, but businesses can set their own policies.
It appears unlikely Washington state will reach its goal of 70% vaccinated by June 30.
Less than 134,000 residents of Washington need to get their first dose to enable the state to fully reopen.
When the King County mask mandate ends on June 29, there will still be several situations where a mask will be required.
King County Health reports the maks mandate will end now that enough people 16 and older have been vaccinated.