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Washington Gov. Inslee Plans Partial Reopening of Outdoor Recreation

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee plans to start reopening some outdoor recreation activities on May 5th. Among the activities allowed with appropriate safety precautions, include fishing; hunting; playing golf; and day use at state parks, state public lands managed by the Department of Natural Resources and at state Fish and Wildlife areas.

Gov. Inslee says, “Outdoor recreation is one of the best things we can do to promote physical, mental and emotional well-being for Washingtonians during a time of great stress and isolation. And, springtime in our state is Washington at its best and people want to be out enjoying outdoor activities in a safe and responsible way.”

He added a caveat, “If we see a sharp uptake in the number of people who are getting sick or are not following appropriate steps, then we won’t hesitate to scale this back again. This is not a return to normal. This is only a beginning phase of relaxing outdoor recreation restrictions.”

Washington will still ban public gatherings, events, team sports and camping, among other things.

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