This July 4 may be a little more celebratory than last year’s holiday, as most COVID-related restrictions — including capacity restrictions on restaurants — plan to be lifted. Gov. Jay Inslee is on a mini tour to tout the success in Washington vaccinations (nearly 70 percent of residents 16 years of age or older have received at least one shot). And the pomp and circumstance will lead into the holiday weekend, where restaurants and bars can fill their spaces to the limits, if they so choose. Those who have been fully vaccinated don’t have to wear a mask inside, since the King County directive has now been lifted.
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