• MLWA 7

Inslee announces expanded county variance criteria and Working WA Small Business Grants



-Olympia, WA


Gov. Jay Inslee today announced new criteria for additional counties to apply for variances to move to Phase 2 of the state’s Safe Start recovery plan.


Under the plan, smaller counties can apply for a variance from the order which would allow them to open even more businesses than allowed statewide. Counties are now eligible to apply if they have less than 10 new cases per 100,000 residents over a 14-day span.



Under the new criteria, 10 additional counties will be eligible to apply for a variance. They are:

  • Adams

  • Clark

  • Clallam

  • Island