On Wednesday, May 27, the Department of Health approved Walla Walla County’s entry into Phase 2 of Washington’s Safe Start Phased Approach to Recovery. Effective immediately, the transition into Phase 2 loosens restrictions on some businesses and activities that have been closed or operating in a modified capacity, and allows the resumption of some services that were not included in Phase 1.

Most notable among Phase 2 is the addition of dine-in restaurants and taverns, in-store retail, and personal services such as barbershops and salons, as well as the further loosening of restrictions on golf, other outdoor recreation activities, and social gatherings of up to five people from outside a household. 

As we continue to move through the re-opening phases, we invite you to stop dreaming and start planning. A visit to Walla Walla is closer than you think.