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Washington governor: State on track to fully reopen June 30

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says that the state is on track to fully reopen its economy by June 30.

And a full reopening could happen even sooner if 70% or more of residents age 16 and up have gotten at least one dose of vaccine by then.

Next Tuesday, the four counties that are currently in the more restrictive second phase of the state’s current reopening plan will join the 35 other counties in Phase 3.

In Phase 3, restaurants, bars and gyms can operate at 50% indoor capacity.

And Inslee said Washington would immediately adopt new guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which eased most indoor mask-wearing for fully vaccinated people.

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