Hello Phase 2- Whatcom County! It was just announced today by Governor Inslee that Whatcom County has officially been approved to start Phase 2 immediately. This means that real estate offices can start opening up again! Another change for real estate in Phase 2 is that three people can be in a home at a time versus just the two people allowed in Phase 1. We will still need to practice safety protocols and keep up with social distancing.
Here is a little information from the Bellingham Herald Article that was released today by Robert Mittendorf.
“Phase 2 will allow these activities, according to the Health Department:
▪ Social gatherings — inside or outside — with no more than five people from outside your household.
▪ More manufacturing and construction, domestic services, retail stores, real estate. services, professional services, nail salons and barbers, with some restrictions.
▪ Restaurants can open at 50% capacity but without bar seating. “
To read the entire article from Bellingham Herald click here.
There was also an official news release from the Washington State Coronavirus Response website. If you want to read the article that was released today, click here.
Overall, I could not be more excited that our county continues to go in the right direction! I’m hoping everyone stays safe and we can continue moving through the phases.