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.
Governor Inslee made it clear the statewide indoor mask mandate will be ending soon.
Seattle will be one of the first cities in the United States to face the full force of the Omicron COVID variant.
Dr. Lindquist says, "This does not bode well to have an event this early with Omicron in Washington state."
More states approve boosters for all adults as new COVID cases are up 14% nationwide.
Washingtonians look ahead to Monday when they'll learn the true impact of the state vaccine mandate.
Jessica Berg Wilson died from an extremely rare complication 12 days after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
As of September 20, over 68% of state employees had reported being fully vaccinated.
Phase 3 study shows Emory University developed molnupiravir cuts COVID hospitalizations and deaths in half.