Customers of businesses are now required to wear masks in addition to employees. This announcement was made on July 2nd by Governor Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health John Wiesman. This new order is effective as of July 7th.
“We’re doing this because of a spike in cases of COVID-19 all over the state,” Inslee said. Businesses are legally obligated to refuse to serve or sell goods to people not wearing a mask.
There is still the understanding that the past exceptions still apply in wearing a mask, for more information on this please go to news.dpgazette.com/2020/06/masked-made-mandatory/. When you go shopping, please understand that these businesses want to stay open and are doing what they must to follow state laws.