CDC recommends schools to mask up

OLYMPIA, Wash. - All K-12 students and staff will be required to mask up this upcoming school year, even if fully vaccinated.

“This is a legal requirement," Governor Jay Inslee said.

Masking for students and staff is not new but a continued requirement.

State officials said all Washingtonians should follow the new mask guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which recommends everyone to wear a mask indoors.

Health officials in more than half a dozen Washington counties are recommending masking up including King, Pierce, Snohomish, Kitsap, Clallam, Jefferson, San Juan and Grays Harbor counties.