Phase Transitions

The new Washington State COVID-19 - reopening dashboard

The state's COVID-19 risk assessment dashboard provides data about COVID-19 activity in each county/region as well as a link to a weekly report showing which phase each region is in. This dashboard provides an overview of the metrics used in Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery which uses a regional approach for the phased reopening plan. The metrics presented here help determine if it is safe for a region to enter a new phase of reopening.

Four metrics are presented on this dashboard:

  1.     Trend in 14-day rate of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population, shown as Trend in case rate;
  2.    Trend in 14-day rate of new COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100,000 population, shown as Trend in hospital    admission rate;
  3.    Average 7-day percent occupancy of ICU staffed beds, shown as Percent ICU occupancy; and
  4.    7-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests, shown as Percent positivity.

The metrics and phases are updated every other Friday.

Jefferson County is a part of the Northwest Region (Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap and Mason Counties). The Northwest Region moved to Phase 2 on February 14, 2021. See the full announcement from Governor Jay Inslee here: 


The regions are mostly based on Emergency Medical Services (EMS) regions used for evaluating healthcare services. There will be eight regions of four or more counties, divided according to available health care services based on metrics such as hospitalizations, case data and disease mobility.

The eight regions are as follows:

  • Puget Sound: King, Pierce, Snohomish
  • East: Adams, Asotin, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Whitman
  • North: Island, San Juan, Skagit, Whatcom
  • North Central: Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Okanogan
  • Northwest: Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason
  • South Central: Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Kittitas, Walla Walla, Yakima
  • Southwest: Clark, Cowlitz, Klickitat, Skamania, Wahkiakum
  • West: Grays Harbor, Lewis, Pacific, Thurston

road map to recovery phases


  1. Indoor social gatherings with people from outside your household should not include more than 5 people, limit two households.
  2. Outdoor social gatherings shall be limited to fifteen (15) people from outside your household, limit 2 households.
  3. Worship services allowed up to 25% indoor capacity.
  4. Retail stores, including farmers markets, allowed up to 25% indoor capacity. Curbside pick-up is encouraged.
  5. Professional services allowed up to 25% indoor capacity. Remote work strongly encouraged.
  6. Personal services allowed up to 25% indoor capacity.
  7. Eating and drinking establishments are limited to 25% capacity for indoor service. Outdoor dining and to-go service are permitted, provided that all outdoor dining must comply with the requirements of the Outdoor Open Air Guidance. Table size for indoor and outdoor dining is limited to a maximum of six (6) people and two (2) households. Establishments only serving individuals 21+ and no food remain closed.
  8. Wedding and funeral ceremonies and indoor receptions, and wakes are permitted and must follow appropriate venue requirements. If food or drinks are served, eating and drinking establishment requirements outlined above apply. Dancing is prohibited.
  9. Low and moderate risk sports competitions a permitted. Tournaments are not permitted. Fitness and training establishments can operate at a maximum of 25% capacity.
  10. Indoor entertainment establishments such as aquariums, theaters, arenas, concert halls, gardens, museums, bowling alleys, trampoline facilities, cardrooms and event spaces are open at a maximum of 25% capacity. If food or drinks are served, eating and drinking establishment requirements outlined above apply.
  11. Outdoor entertainment establishments such as zoos, gardens, aquariums, theaters, stadiums, event spaces, arenas, concert venues and rodeos can be open for groups of fifteen (15), with a maximum of 200 individuals including spectators.
  See our Business Resource page for Updated Guidance on Farmers Markets, Food Pantries, Grocery Stores, Restaurants, other Food Establishments and more.