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Page updated: July 16, 2021 at 8:25 a.m.

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Washington State Now Open, But the Pandemic Isn’t Over

Effective June 30, gatherings of any size are permitted, indoors or outdoors. Businesses, recreation sites, and venues will be open at full capacity (but they must meet workplace safety requirements).The only exception applies to large indoor venues capable of hosting 10,000 people or more. These will be open at 75% capacity. 

We’ve reopened because COVID-19 disease activity is low and trending down, and vaccination rates continue to rise. But COVID-19 is still with us. If at any point the state’s Intensive Care Units reaches 90% occupancy, restrictions may be reimposed. 

The mask mandate is still in effect and unvaccinated people still need to wear masks in most indoor locations outside the home. See our masking page for more details.

COVID-19 Case Data for Whatcom County

Click on the image below to view our COVID-19 Data Dashboard, which is automatically updated daily.

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  1. Whatcom County Government Offices Re-Opening Information

    Whatcom County government offices will re-open on July 1. Please refer to county website pages for specifics on operating hours. The Courthouse will re-open at 7:30 a.m. July 1. Read on...
  2. Whatcom County COVID-19 Vaccine Update for 7/20/21

    Latest Whatcom County vaccination data, plus answers to more of your COVID-19 vaccine questions. Read on...
  3. Tips for Staying Safe on Open Water

    Natural bodies of water carry with them extra dangers you won’t find at a pool. There’s a few things you need to know to keep swimming, boating, tubing, rafting, diving, and all the other aquatic adventures you love safe and enjoyable. Read on...
  4. Now's the Time to Prepare for Smoky Skies

    It may not be smoky here yet, but with record-high temperatures and wildfires already scorching the West, you can likely expect smoky skies soon. Don’t wait until the smoke settles to prepare. Here’s what you can do now to get ready for wildfire smoke. Read on...
  5. Whatcom County COVID-19 Vaccine Update 7/13/21

    Way to go, Whatcom! As of July 10, 70.1% of Whatcom residents 16 and older have initiated vaccination! We’ve crossed an important milestone in our county’s pursuit of community immunity. Read on...
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