Washington state reopens Wednesday, but does full-capacity mean business as usual for owners?

Set your watches. At 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30, Washington state will officially reopen. So what does that mean?

For many, it’s a major mental milestone after such a long period of restrictions, lockdowns, sacrifice, and loss during the pandemic.

But it also means that people who are fully vaccinated can largely return to pre-pandemic life… with some caveats.

Perhaps the biggest change is that bars, restaurants and other businesses will be allowed to open at full-capacity.

Large indoor events with more than 10,000 people will still be capped at 75 percent capacity, unless vaccination is required for entry and vaccination verification is occurring.

Masking directives will also remain in place. That means people who are unvaccinated must continue wearing masks in public indoor settings.

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, must still wear a mask in certain settings like schools, healthcare settings, and…

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