Gov. Inslee to commemorate end of statewide COVID restrictions with visit to Spokane Wednesday

SPOKANE, Wash. — Washington Governor Jay Inslee will visit Spokane Wednesday afternoon to commemorate the end of the state’s Safe Start recovery plan.

This week, the governor will participate in three community-led celebrations across the state. Inslee will also travel to Tacoma and Seattle to celebrate with community and business leaders, elected officials and health care workers. On Thursday, Gov. Inslee will raise a flag on top of the Space Needle in Seattle.

Starting Wednesday, venues in Washington will be finally be able to reopen to 100 percent capacity, from movie theaters and restaurants to sport venues and retail stores.

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This move does not mean the State of Emergency is over. This first step is a measure to get the state’s economy moving again while we transition back to normalcy in other areas like education and rental properties.

“It hasn’t been easy, but I’m proud of how Washingtonians came together, persevered and sacrificed to fight this virus, and now we’re finally in a place that is safe enough to end this chapter,” Inslee said in a release.

Inslee will be in Spokane around 6 p.m. Wednesday. 4 News Now will have a reporter covering the event.

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