Gov. Inslee says he won't reimplement mask mandate in Washington

In a wide-ranging press conference on Wednesday, Inslee said vaccination requirements for state employees will remain in place.

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Despite a rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Gov. Jay Inslee said he is not reimplementing any mask mandates in Washington state.

“That’s not under consideration right now,” Inslee said during a press conference Wednesday.

Inslee said the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for state employees will remain in place.

“It’s the nature of the disease,” said Inslee. “We do not want our state employees to go to the hospital, or dying.”

However, he said an announcement could be made soon

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