King County, including Covington, Moves to Phase 1.5 of Safe Start Plan

On Friday, June 5, King County was approved to move into a Modified Phase 1, aka Phase 1.5, of the State's Safe Start Plan. This allows some activities to operate on Phase 2 guidelines, but with added restrictions. For example, restaurants may operate indoor seating at a 25% capacity with proper social distancing between tables; Social gatherings may be held outdoors with up to five people outside of your immediate family; In-store retail may operate at a 15% capacity and services must last for 30 minutes or less. To learn more about King County's Phase 1.5, visit