New mask rules start in King County and Pierce County on Tuesday – KIRO 7 News Seattle


Public Health Seattle and King County have released new data to show the COVID-19 vaccine is working.

In King County, people who weren’t fully vaccinated were seven times more likely to test positive for COVID-19, 49 times more hospitalized, and 32 times more likely to die of COVID-19 than fully vaccinated people, according to Public, in the past 30 days Health Seattle and King County.

King County’s outdoor mask requirement goes into effect Tuesday, and everyone must mask themselves at outdoor events with 500 or more people.

On Monday the fans stood in front of the T-Mobile Park early for the Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer concerts.

The “Hella Mega Tour” was postponed due to the pandemic. It was scheduled for July 2020.

T-Mobile did not require the fans to sit in their seats on Monday night. Masks are compulsory indoors – or anywhere if fans are not vaccinated.

The Washington State Fair is in full swing, everyone ages 5 and up must wear masks indoors and outdoors. The rules are enforced by private security services, but show attendees told KIRO 7 they are concerned that many people are not wearing masks.

As of Tuesday, a mask requirement will also apply in Pierce County for outdoor gatherings of 500 or more people.

State health officials are concerned about the high number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The number of new COVID-19 cases is 4,000 per day. Hospital stays usually come two weeks later.

This Labor Day weekend, the state’s Department of Health urged people not to travel or participate in outdoor activities that could injure themselves and require medical attention. The health system is already overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients. More patients with COVID-19 are currently hospitalized in Washington than ever before during the pandemic.