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Federal Way City Council to resume in-person meetings July 20

Following Gov. Jay Inslee’s guidance, city hall to reopen to the public Wednesday, June 30.

Federal Way City Hall reopens to the public at the end of this month and city council meetings will resume in-person meetings in mid-July.

City employees will also return to in-person work schedules by June 30, , the city announced on June 15, which is also the date Gov. Jay Inslee has sight set on for a full reopening of Washington state.

In May, Inslee announced that Washington state will fully reopening on June 30, or sooner if Washington reaches the goal of a 70% vaccination rate among individuals ages 16 and older.

As of June 22, the Washington State Department of Health reports the state is approximately 68% vaccinated for people ages 16 and older, while the Center for Disease Control and Prevention is tracking Washington at a 72.8% vaccination rate among people ages 18 and older.

The June 30 reopening lifts physical distancing restrictions and capacity limitations for most venues and businesses, except for large indoor events with more than 10,000 participants, according to the state’s Roadmap to Recovery outline.

At Federal Way City Hall, temperature checks upon entering the building will be voluntary for visitors and mandatory for all city staff members. If a temperature is above 100.4 degrees, employees are asked to contact their supervisor and leave the facility.

Face masks are optional for vaccinated employees and visitors when visiting city hall.

Non-vaccinated employees and visitors must continue to wear face coverings inside city hall. If a vaccinated individual is more comfortable wearing their mask, they are encouraged to do so, city officials said.

City will resume in-person Federal Way City Council meetings open to the public on the first and third Tuesdays of every month beginning Tuesday, July 20.

The city council chambers will offer socially distanced seating. Virtual meeting attendance and participating in public comment will be still be available.

Committee meetings are resuming in-person gatherings at the same time as council meetings while city commission meetings will continue to meet virtual.


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