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Pierce County Approved to Move to Phase 2 of Safe Start Order


Pierce County learned today the county’s application to move to Phase 2 was approved by the state Department of Health. The move to the second phase is effective immediately.

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“I’m pleased that our residents’ hard work to social distance and abide by best practices has been recognized,” said Executive Bruce Dammeier. “While we are eager to see some of the restrictions lifted, I urge our community to continue with the practices that protect themselves, their families and our community.”

Activities allowed under Phase 2, with certain restrictions, include restaurants at 50% capacity, in-store retail at 30% capacity, and the re-opening of salons, barbers, and other personal grooming services.

The County is expected to remain in Phase 2 for at least three weeks and can apply to move to the next phase when prescribed COVID-19 targets have been achieved.

“We’ve spent this week handing out a million masks to our local businesses, nonprofits and houses of worship for just this day,” said Council Chair Doug Richardson. “It’s great to know that they will have the PPE they need in time to safely re-open.”


More information about what is allowed under Phase 2 may be found at

The above is a press release from Pierce County Government.  The Auburn Examiner has not independently verified its contents and encourages our readers to personally verify any information they find may be overly biased or questionable. The publication of this press release does not indicate an endorsement of its contents. 


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