Fifteen Washington counties are advised to mask up due to new cases and increasing hospitalizations.
Test positivity in King County jumps to 11.6% one month after the mask mandate ends.
The date was moved up 9 days as new case numbers continue to plummet.
Washington was one of three states with no guidance on ending the mask mandate prior to the announcement.
New cases may peak in Washington this week, but the surge in hospitalizations will continue through February.
Washington hospitals are running out of options as the state takes the final measures to avoid crisis standards of care.
Thousands of complaints against a COVID testing company that started in an axe throwing lounge sparks multiple investigations.
Racing to be first to break a story, some news outlets aren't waiting for the science.
Historic snowfall and record flooding has cutoff Western Washington from the rest of the United States.
Classes will be virtual through Jan. 30 as COVID cases continue to rise.