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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Masks now required – along with shirts and shoes

Businesses can now deny access to individuals not wearing face coverings


Last updated 7/13/2020 at 9:18am

WEST PLAINS – A statewide order requiring all businesses to prohibit customers from entering their facilities unless wearing a mask kicked into gear on Tuesday, July 7.

The “No mask, no service” order from Gov. Jay Inslee last Thursday, July 2, expands on a previous order issue June 26. That order required masks in businesses specifically in Yakima County, which has been dubbed the “epicenter” of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state due to a rapid increase in positive cases that maxed out available hospital space.

Inslee’s order also required people to wear masks while in public w...

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