SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. — Wearing masks continues to be a hot button issue, and they are now required throughout Washington state.
Face coverings are mandatory in public, both indoors and outdoors when it’s impossible to maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others.
Last week, Greater Spokane Incorporated launched the "I wear a mask" campaign.
The video highlights various elected leaders and business owners in Spokane all wearing masks, encouraging the community to do the same.
Response to this message has not been entirely positive. In Facebook comments on GSI's page, some disagree with the need to wear masks.
Spokane Regional Health District spokesperson Kelli Hawkins said masks will continue to be important when Spokane transitions to Phase 3 and business activity increases.
During a press conference in Yakima this week, Governor Jay Inslee insisted wearing masks is vital to protecting everyone's health.
"What we're hopeful for is people think about it and realize if we're going to reopen Yakima County we gotta wear a mask," Inslee said. "It's just pretty simple."
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